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2021-04-30
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- April 30- Plania Wins Tune-up/Mthalane Loses Title/Baluta Drops Majority Decision
Pictured: Sunny Edwards, who upset TTR #1 ranked flyweight Moruti Mthalane


On Friday, April 30, three boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. One, Mike Plania, won while two, Moruti Mthalane and Ionut Baluta, suffered defeats.


General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Mike Plania (WBO #2, The Ring #9- both at 118; WBA #7, IBF #9, TTR #14, WBC #15- all at 122; 25-1, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Emmanuel Mogawa (5-4, 2 KOs)
- Plania won by three 60-54 scores.

Bethnal Green, London, England-

IBF World Flyweight Title-
Sunny Edwards (IBO #1 at 112; IBF #6 at 115; 16-0, 4 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Moruti Mthalane (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; 39-3, 26 KOs)
- Edwards upset the 38-year-old defending champion by the scores of 118-111, 115-113, and 120-108.

Vacant WBO Intercontinental Junior Featherweight Title-
Michael Conlan (WBO #1, WBA #8, IBO #12- all at 122; IBF #9, WBC #13- both at 126; 15-0, 8 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Ionut Baluta (WBO #9, IBO #10, TTR #15; 14-3, 3 KOs)
- The scores were 115-114, 117-112, and 114-114.
- Conlan snapped Baluta's six-bout winning streak which included victories over Yerzhan Zalilov, Kyle Williams, TJ Doheny, and David Oliver Joyce.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt