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Who Wins Povetkin -Vs- Whyte 2?


Nishida Upsets Higa/Nontshinga Edges Araneta/Cash Stops Bentley
Pictured: unbeaten southpaw bantamweight Ryosuke Nishida

On Saturday, April 24, three bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. Those bouts resulted in bantamweight Ryosuke Nishida outpointing former WBC World flyweight champion Daigo Higa, junior flyweight Sivenathi Nontshinga winning a razor-thin unanimous decision over Christian Araneta, and undefeated middleweight Felix Cash stopping previously unbeaten Denzel Bentley.

Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan-

WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title-
Ryosuke Nishida (4-0, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Daigo Higa (WBA #6, WBO #7, IBF #12, IBO #12, WBC #13; 17-2-1, 12 KOs)
- The WBO Asia Pacific #5 ranked Nishida upset Higa by the scores of 117-111, 118-110, and 117-111.

Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, Africa-

IBF World Junior Flyweight Title Eliminator-
Sivenathi Nontshinga (IBF #3, IBO #6, WBO #7; 10-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Christian Araneta (IBF #4; 19-2, 15 KOs)
- Nontshinga survived a 12th round knockdown and went on to win by the scores of 114-113, 115-112, and 114-113.

Bethnal Green, London, England-

Commonwealth and BBBofC British Middleweight Titles-
Commonwealth champion Felix Cash (WBO #14; 14-0, 10 KOs)
TKO-3 1:24
BBBofC British champion Denzel Bentley (WBO #9; 14-1-1, 12 KOs)
Article By: Ken Pollitt