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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 20- Beterbiev, Mikhalkin, Okolie, and Ortiz Win By KO
Pictured: Lineal World light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev

On Saturday, March 20, four boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. All four, Artur Beterbiev, Igor Mikhalkin, Lawrence Okolie, and Vergil Ortiz, Jr., won and each did so by stopping his opponent.

Moscow, Russia-

Lineal (as recognized by TTR and the Cyber Boxing Zone), Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, IBF, and WBC World Titles-
Lineal, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, IBF, and WBC champion Artur Beterbiev (The Ring #1; TTR #11 P4P; 16-0, 16 KOs)
TKO-10 1:34
Adam Deines (IBF #5, WBC #18; 19-2-1, 10 KOs)
- Beterbiev decked Deines in round 1 and in round 10.

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Igor Mikhalkin (WBC #4, TTR #13; 24-2, 11 KOs)
TKO-4 2:17
Denis Tsaryuk (12-5, 10 KOs)
- Mikhalkin dropped Tsaryuk with a left hook in round 3.

Wembley, London, England-

Vacant WBO World Junior Heavyweight (Cruiserweight) Title-
Lawrence Okolie (WBO #2, The Ring #6, TTR #8, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9; 16-0, 13 KOs)
KO-6 0:46
Krzysztof Glowacki (WBO #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #3; 31-3, 19 KOs)
- Okolie knocked out Glowacki with a pulverizing right.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA-

Vacant WBO International Welterweight Title-
Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (WBO #2, WBC #6, TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10; 17-0, 17 KOs)
TKO-7 0:36
Maurice Hooker (WBO #8, WBC #13, IBF #15; 27-2-3, 18 KOs)
- Ortiz' WBA Gold title was not on the line.
- Ortiz floored Hooker in round 6 and in round 7.
Article By: Ken Pollitt