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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- December 19- Canelo Dominates Smith/Makabu Stops Durodola/Waseem and Lerena Win/Rodriguez Loses by Controversial Decision
Pictured: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

On Saturday, December 19, seven bosers ranked by TR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Four, Muhammad Waseem, Ilunga "Junior" Makabu, Kevin Lerena, and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, were victorious while three, Olanrewaju Durodola, Emmanuel Rodriguez, and Callum Smith, suffered defeats.

Lahare, Pakistan-

Non-title Flyweight Bout-
Muhammad Waseem (IBF #4, TTR #7, WBA #14, WBO #14- all at 112; WBC #13 at 115; 11-1, 8 KOs)
WBA Asia champion Jeny Boy Boca (14-7, 12 KOs)

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of The Congo-

WBC World Cruiserweight Title-
Champion Ilunga "Junior" Makabu (TTR #1, The Ring #2, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3; 28-2, 25 KOs)
Olanrewaju Durodola (WBC #3, TTR #14; 34-8, 31 KOs)
- Makabu decked Durodola in round 7. Durodola beat the count but was not permitted to continue.

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa-

Non-title Bridgerweight Bout-
IBO World cruiserweight champion Kevin Lerena (WBC #3 at 224; WBA #2, IBF #3, TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, The Ring #4- all at 200; 26-1, 13 KOs)
TKO-5 1:49
Patrick Ferguson (17-3-1, 13 KOs)
- Lerena weighed in at 211 1/4; Ferguson at 206 1/4.

Uncasville, Connecticut, USA-

Vacant WBC Interim World Bantamweight Title-
Reymart Gaballo (WBA #1, WBO #13, WBC #26; 24-0, 20 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Emmanuel Rodriguez (The Ring #4, WBC #4, TTR #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6; 19-2, 12 KOs)
- Originally, this bout was to be a WBC World bantamweight title bout between defending champion Nordine Oubaali (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3; 17-0, 12 KOs) and Nonito Donaire (The Ring #1, WBC #1, TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4; 40-6, 26 KOs). Rodriguez, who had been scheduled to fight Gary Antonio Russell (see article above) on the card, was signed to replace Oubaali after the champion tested positive for COVID-19. When Donaire also tested positive for COVID-19, Gaballo was brought in.
- The scores were 115-113 for Gaballo, 118-110 for Rodriguez, and 116-112 for Gaballo.
- I scored the bout for TTR's Main Page and had Rodriguez winning, 115-113.

San Antonio, Texas, USA-

The Ring World, WBA Super World, and Vacant WBC World Super Middleweight Titles-
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2 at 175; TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, The Ring #4- all at 168; TTR #1 P4P, The Ring #1 P4P, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2 P4P; 54-1-2, 36 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
The Ring Champion/WBA Super Champion Callum Smith (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1; 27-1, 19 KOs)
- Alvarez' WBA World super middleweight title, Lineal World middleweight title (as recognized by TTR), Transnational Boxing Rankings Board World middleweight title, The Ring World middleweight title, WBA Super World middleweight title, and WBC Franchise middleweight title were not on the line.
- Smith's WBC Diamond super middleweight title was not on the line.
- Alvarez dominated and won by the scores of 119-109, 119-109, and 117-111.
Article By: Ken Pollitt