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2021-05-25
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- May 22- Taylor Wins Lineal Championship; Zepeda Stays Active With Win
Pictured: the new Lineal World Junor Welterweight Champion Josh "The Tartan Tornado" Taylor


On Saturday, May 22, three boxers ranked by TTR as the #1, #2, and #4 ranked contenders for the vacant lineal World junior welterweight championship were in action. #1 ranked Josh Taylor unanimously outpointed #2 ranked Jose Carlos Ramirez to win the aforementioned lineal title and #4 ranked Jose Zepeda won on points over former contender "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy.


Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Vacant Lineal, Vacant Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, The Ring, IBF, and WBO World Junior Welterweight Titles/WBC World and WBA Super World Super Lightweight Titles-
The Ring and IBF Champion/WBA Super Champion Josh Taylor (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1; 18-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
WBC and WBO Champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (The Ring #1, TTR #2, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2; 26-1, 17 KOs)
- Taylor dropped Ramirez in round 6 and in round 7. The knockdowns proved to be be the difference between a Taylor win and a draw because all three judges scored the bout 114-112 for Taylor.
- Andre Ward scored the bout for ESPN and had Taylor winning by a 115-111 score.
- I agreed with judges. Scoring the bout for TTR's Main Page, I also had Taylor winning 114-112.

WBC Silver Super Lightweight Title-
Jose Zepeda (WBC #1, IBO #2, The Ring #3, TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, WBO #5; 34-2, 1 NC, 26 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Lundy (31-9-1, 14 KOs)
- Zepeda won by three 98-92 scores.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt