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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 5 & 6- Yoka Wins EBU EU Title/Petchmanee Stays Active with Non-title Win
Pictured: Tony Yoka

During the two-day period Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6, two fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective divisions were in action. On the 5th, TTR #11 ranked heavyweight contender Tony Yoka, a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, remained undefeated as a pro and, on the 6th, TTR's #1 strawweight, reigning WBC World champion Petchmanee CP Freshmart (Panya Pradabsri), stayed active with a win in a non-title light flyweight bout.

Friday, March 5, 2021-

Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France-

Vacant EBU European Union Heavyweight Title-
Tony Yoka (IBF #8, TTR #11, WBC #13; 10-0, 8 KOs)
Joel Tambwe Djeko (17-3-1, 8 KOs)
- Yoka dominated and forced the stoppage with a barrage of power shots.

Saturday, March 6, 2021-

Rangsit, Thailand-

Non-title Light Flyweight Bout-
WBC World strawweight champion Petchmanee CP Freshmart (birth name: Panya Pradabsri; TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2, The Ring #2- all at 105; 36-1, 23 KOs)
TKO-4 0:15
Pattharapong Rueangsilanon (0-1)
- Petchmanee stayed active by fighting on the undercard of the Kongfah CP Freshmart (Jakkrawut Majoogoen)-Samartlek Kokietgym (Wittawas Basapean) WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver super flyweight title bout (won by Kongfah).

In addition, two bouts that could be considered unofficial eliminators for spots in TTR's rankings were held on Friday, February 26 and Thursday, March 4 respectively.

Friday, February 26, 2021-

Talpa de Allende, Jalisco, Mexico-

Flyweight Bout-
Erick Omar Lopez (Erick Omar Lopez Garcia; WBA #6, WBC #13, WBO #15- all at 108; 16-5-1, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Hugo Hernandez (Hugo Hernandez Aguilar; 16-6-1, 6 KOs/15-6-1, 6 KOs as per BoxRec)
- Both fighters weighed in at 112.
- The scores were 78-75, 78-75, and 80-73.

Thursday, March 4, 2021-

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico-

WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight and Vacant WBO NABO Junior Middleweight Titles-
Brandon Adams (WBC #7 at 160; 23-3, 15 KOs)
TKO-8 2:47
WBC Continental Americas champion Serhii Bohachuk (WBC #7, IBF #9; 18-1, 18 KOs)
- Both fighters weighed in at 153 3/4.
- Referee Ramon Pena penalized Adams one point for a low blow in round 3.
- Behind on points, Adams unleashed a barrage of power punches in round 8. He floored Bohachuk with a left hook. A visibly hurt Bohachuk beat the count but rose on wobbly legs. Referee Pena wisely stopped the bout.
Article By: Ken Pollitt