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Taniguchi and Tennyson Win Significant Matches
Pictured: Masataka Taniguchi

During the two-day period of Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4, two bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts, one for a vacant Japanese title and the other a WBA World title eliminator, were, respectively, Masataka Taniguchi and James Tennyson.

Thursday, December 3, 2020-

Tokyo, Japan-

Vacant Japanese Minimumweight Title-
Masataka Taniguchi (WBO #3; 13-3, 8 KOs)
TKO-10 0:33
Hizuki Saso (12-7-2, 4 KOs)
- Taniguchi and Saso came into the bout ranked #1 and #3 by the JBC respectively. Taniguchi is also ranked #8 by the OPBF.

Friday, December 4, 2020-

Wembley, London, England-

WBA World Lightweight Title Eliminator-
James Tennyson (WBO #7, WBA #9, WBC #22; 28-3, 24 KOs)
TKO-1 2:14
Josh O'Reilly (WBA #7; 16-1, 6 KOs)
- Tennyson's WBA International title and O'Reilly's NABA title were not on the line.
- Tennyson decked O'Reilly twice before the bout was stopped.
Article By: Ken Pollitt