the13th POLL

Who Wins Povetkin -Vs- Whyte 2?


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- Zepeda KOs Baranchyk in Fight Of The Year candidate/Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Mark Magsayo Win
Pictured: Jose Zepeda

On Saturday, October 3, four fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective divisions were in action. In a thriller highlighted by eight knockdowns, Jose Zepeda KOed fellow Top Ten junior welterweight Ivan Baranchyk, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai easily won a stay-active bout, and undefeated Mark Magsayo eked by a late substitute.

Bang Phun, Thailand-

Bantamweight Bout-
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (birth name: Wisaksil Wangek; TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1, WBC #1, WBO #8- all at 115; 49-5-1, 42 KOs)
Jomar Fajardo (17-18-2, 9 KOs)
- The former two-time world champion repeatedly pummeled the once-promising Fajardo.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Vacant WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title/WBC World Super Lightweight Title Final Eliminator-
Jose Zepeda (WBC #2, WBO #3, The Ring #6, TTR #7, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9; 33-2, 2 NCs, 26 KOs)
KO-5 2:50
Ivan Baranchyk (The Ring #3, IBF #4, TTR #5, WBC #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7; 20-2, 13 KOs)
- Both fighters were down four times! Baranchyk dropped Zepeda twice in round 1, once in round 2, and once in round 5! Zepeda decked Baranchyk once in round 2, once in round 3, once in round 4, and once, ending the fight, in round 5!

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Non-title Featherweight Bout-
WBC Asian Boxing Council champion Mark Magsayo (WBC #4, IBF #4, The Ring #5, TTR #13, WBA #14; 21-0, 14 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Rigoberto Hermosillo (11-3-1, 1 NC, 8 KOs)
- Magsayo originally was scheduled to fight Jose Haro (15-1-1, 8 KOs) but Haro opted to retire and Herrmosillo was signed as a late substitute.
- Hermosillo was, by far, the busier fighter but Magsayo was more accurate and landed the harder punches.
- One judge had Hermosillo winning by a 96-94 score but was overruled by the other two who scored the bout in favor of Magsayo, 96-94 and a hard-to-fathom 100-90.
Article By: Ken Pollitt