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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 18- Israel Gonzalez fights to a Draw/Angel Acosta Wins on Points
Pictured: Israel Gonzalez

On Thursday, March 18, two fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently competing in their respective weight classes were in action. TTR's #10 ranked junior bantamweight contender Israel Gonzalez appeared to have outpointed bantamweight Jose Martinez but had to settle for a draw and TTR's #7 flyweight contender Angel Acosta, staying active in a junior bantamweight eight-rounder, scored a one-sided unanimous decision over veteran journeyman Gilberto Mendoza.

Salinas, Puerto Rico-

Vacant WBO NABO Bantamweight Title-
Israel Gonzalez (WBA #7, TTR #10, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10, WBC #10- all at 115; 26-4-1, 11 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 10
Jose "Chiquiro" Martinez (21-1-3, 14 KOs)
- Gonzalez weighed in at 117; Martinez at 117 3/4.
- The scores were 96-94 for Gonzalez, 95-95, and 95-95.
- Scoring the bout for TTR's Main Page, I had Gonzalez winning, 96-94.

Super Flyweight Bout-
Angel Acosta (WBO #1, WBC #4, TTR #7, The Ring #8- all at 112; 22-2, 21 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Gilberto Mendoza (17-10-3, 8 KOs)
- Acosta weighed in at 114; Mendoza at 113.
- Acosta decked Mendoza in round 7 and went on to win by three 79-72 scores.
Article By: Ken Pollitt