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2020-12-15
Colbert, Gevor, Nakatani, and Fukunaga Score Significant Wins
Pictured: Chris Colbert


During the three-day period of Saturday, December 12 through Monday, December 14, four bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those four significant matches were won by Chris Colbert, Noel Gevor, Masayoshi Nakatani, and Ryoji Fukunaga respectively.


Saturday, December 12, 2020-

Uncasvile, Connecticut, USA-

WBA Interim World Super Featherweight Title-
Interim champion Chris Colbert (WBA #1; 15-0, 6 KOs)
TKO-11 1:37
Jaime Arboleda (WBA #4; 16-2, 13 KOs)
- Colbert was leading by three 98-90 scores going into the 11th round.

Miami, Florida, USA-

Vacant WBC International Cruiserweight Title-
Noel Gevor (birth name: Norair Mikaelyan; WBC #8; 25-2, 11 KOs)
TKO-4
Jesse Bryan (19-4-2, 2 NDs, 15 KOs)
- Gevor, fighting for the first time since his June 15, 2019 UD 8 win over Isossa Mondo, snapped Bryan's 10-bout winning streak.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title-
Masayoshi Nakatani (WBO #14; 19-1, 13 KOs)
TKO-9 1:45
Felix Verdejo (IBF #5, WBO #12, WBC #15; 27-2, 17 KOs)
- Verdejo decked Nakatani in round 1 and in round 4.
- Nakatani survived and went on to floor Verdejo twice in round 9. When the visibly hurt Verdejo hit the canvas for the second time, referee Celestino Ruiz waved the bout off without issuing a count.

Monday, December 14, 2020-

Tokyo, Japan-

WBO Asia Pacific Junior Bantamweight Title/Japanese and Vacant OPBF Super Flyweight Titles-
WBO Asia Pacific champion Ryoji Fukunaga (WBO **; 13-4, 13 KOs)
TKO-10 2:24
Japanese champion Kenta Nakagawa (WBC #21; 19-4-1, 12 KOs)
- Fukunaga is listed with the ** designation immediately below the WBO's Top 15 junior bantamweight contenders.
- Nakagawa (OPBF #1, WBO Asia Pacific #5) was trailing by three 87-83 scores going into the 10 the round.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt