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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 27- Whyte Stops Povetkin/Mchunu and Vicelles Win
Pictured: Dillian Whyte

On Saturday, March 27, four fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective divisions were in action. #7 ranked heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte stopped #3 ranked heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin in the fourth round of their rematch, #4 ranked cruiserweight contender Thabiso Mchunu unanimously outpointed previously unbeaten 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Evgeny Tishchenko, and #10 ranked junior flyweight contender Mark Vicelles, fighting as flyweight in a stay-active bout, KOed journeyman Richard Rosales.

Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines-

Flyweight vs. Bantamweight Bout-
Mark Vicelles (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8, WBC #9, WBO #9, TTR #10, IBF #12- all at 108; 13-0-1, 7 KOs)
bantamweight Richard Rosales (14-15-2, 8 KOs)
- Vicelles weighed in at 110 3/4; Rosales at 117.

Ekaterinburg, Russia-

WBC World Cruiserweight Title Eliminator/WBC Silver Cruiserweight Title-
WBC Silver champion Thabiso Mchunu (WBC #1, TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #7, WBO #10; 23-5, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Evgeny Tishchenko (WBO #4, IBF #5, WBC #15; 8-1, 6 KOs)
- Mchunu unanimously outpointed the 2016 Olympic heavyweight Gold Medalist by the scores of 117-111, 119-109, and 117-111.

Gibraltar, Gibraltar-

WBC Interim World Heavyweight Title-
Dillian Whyte (The Ring #4, WBC #6, TTR #7, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7; 28-2, 19 KOs)
TKO-4 2:39
Interim champion Alexander Povetkin (TTR #3, The Ring #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4; 36-3-1, 25 KOs)
- Whyte dropped Povetkin in round 4. Povetkin beat the count but referee Victor Loughlin, seeing Povetkin was wobbly, stopped the bout. Povetkin's corner was in agreement, having thrown in the towel.
Article By: Ken Pollitt