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Dilan Prasovic and Xavier Martinez Win Eliminators/Higa Held To A Draw
Pictured: Dilan Prasovic

During the four-day period of Friday, October 23 through Monday, October 26, three bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those matches resulted in significant victories for cruiserweight Dilan Prasovic and super featherweight Xavier Martinez and in former WBC World flyweight champion Daigo Higa being held to a draw by unbeaten bantamweight prospect Seiya Tsutsumi.

Friday, October 23, 2020-

Belgrade, Serbia-

WBO World Junior Heavyweight (Cruiserweight) Title Eliminator-
Dilan Prasovic (WBO #3, WBC #39; 14-0, 11 KOs)
TKO-9 2:00
Edin Puhalo (WBO #4; 19-1, 18 KOs)
- Prasovic decked Puhalo twice- once in round 2 and once in round 9.

Saturday, October 24, 2020-

Uncasville, Connecticut, USA-

WBA World Super Featherweight Title Eliminator-
Xavier Martinez (WBA #7; 16-0, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Claudio Marrero (WBA #4 at 130; WBC #13 at 126; 24-5, 17 KOs)
- Marrero floored Martinez twice in round 8 but Martinez recovered and went on to win by the scores of 114-112, 115-111, and 114-112.

Monday, October 26, 2020-

Tokyo, Japan-

Bantamweight Bout-
Daigo Higa (WBC #8, WBA #9; 16-1-1, 16 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 10
Seiya Tsutsumi (5-0-2, 4 KOs)
- The scores were 96-94 for Higa, 95-95, and 95-95.
- This was former WBC World flyweight champion Higa's second bout this year. He stopped journeyman Jason Buenaobra in the sixth round on February 13.
- Tsutsumi was also fighting for the second time in 2020. He battled to an eight-round draw with undefeated Kazuki Nakajima on January 28.
Article By: Ken Pollitt