the13th POLL

Who Wins Povetkin -Vs- Whyte 2?


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- March 31 through April 3- Tszyu, Papin, Akhmadaliev, and Herring Win
Pictured: Jamel "Semper Fi" Herring

During the four-day period of Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, six fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Four, Tim Tszyu, Aleksei Papin, Murodjon Akhmadaliev, and Jamel Herring, were victorious while two, Ryosuke Iwasa and Carl Frampton, lost (to Akhmadaliev and Herring respectively).

Wednesday, March 31, 2021-

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia-

WBO Global Title-
Champion Tim Tszyu (WBO #1, IBF #3, WBA #7, The Ring #9, TTR #11, WBC #11; 18-0, 14 KOs)
TKO-5 2:29
Dennis "Hurricane" Hogan (WBC #10; 28-4-1, 7 KOs)
- Tszyu dropped Hogan in round 5.

Friday, April 2, 2021-

Moscow, Russia-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Aleksei Papin (Alexey Papin; WBC #2, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6, WBO #8, TTR #9, The Ring #9; 13-1, 12 KOs)
TKO-1 2:10
Vaclav Pejsar (15-11, 13 KOs)
- Referee Andrey Kurnyavka stopped the bout after Papin dropped Pejsar for the second time.

Saturday, April 3, 2021-

Tashkent, Uzbekistan-

WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight Titles-
WBA Super champion/IBF champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev (TTR #1, Transnatinal Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; 9-0, 7 KOs)
TKO-5 1:30
IBF Interim champion Ryosuke Iwasa (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, The Ring #4; 27-4, 17 KOs)
- The bout was competitive for four rounds. Akhmadaliev landed a hard combination and hurt Iwasa early in round 5. After absorbing Akhmadaliev's follow-up shots, Iwasa recovered and started to fight back. Akhmadaliev then unleashed another barrage which resulted in the bout being stopped. Iwasa did not seem hurt at the time of the stoppage.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-

WBO World Junior Lightweight Title-
Champion Jamel Herring (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #5; 23-2, 11 KOs)
TKO-6 1:40
Carl Frampton (WBO #3, TTR #11; 28-3, 16 KOs)
- Herring floored Frampton in round 5 and in round 6.
- Frampton announced his retirement from boxing after the bout.
Article By: Ken Pollitt