the13th POLL

Who Wins Povetkin -Vs- Whyte 2?


Mwakinyo, Durodola, Bermudez, Fuzile, Santiago, Matias, and Rozanski Triumph
Pictured: Hassan Mwakinyo

During the three-day period of Friday, May 28 through Sunday, May 30, seven bouts featuring boxers not currently ranked by the13thround which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Hassan Mwakinyo, Olanrewaju Durodola, Esteban Bermudez, Azinga Fuzile, Alejandro Santiago, Subriel Matias, and Lukasz Rozanski.

Friday, May 28, 2021-

Masaki, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania-

Vacant African Boxing Union Super Welterweight Title-
Hassan Mwakinyo (IBO #31; 19-2, 13 KOs)
Maiala Antonio (AKA Antonio Mayala; 10-4-1, 6 KOs as per BoxRec; 13-4-1, 6 KOs as per the WBFed)
- Mwakinyo's World Boxing Federation Intercontinental super welterweight title and Antonio's World Boxing Federation All-Africa welterweight title were not on the line.
- A big left hook from the ABU #3 ranked Mwakinyo resulted in the TKO.

African Boxing Union Cruiserweight Title-
Champion Olanrewaju Durodola (WBC #7, IBO #24; 36-8, 33 KOs)
Shaban Hamadi Jongo (8-2-2, 7 KOs)
- Durodola dropped the former World Boxing Federation International champion with a right in round 2.

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico-

WBA World Light Flyweight Title-
Esteban Bermudez (WBA #10, IBO #24; 14-3-2, 10 KOs)
Champion Carlos Canizales (The Ring #5; 22-1-1, 17 KOs)
- This was Canizales' first bout since his UD 12 win over Sho Kimura on May 26, 2019.
- Bermudez decked Canizales two times in round 6. The first time, the defending champ beat the count. The second time, he was flattened by a missile-like right hand.

Saturday, May 29, 2021-

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

IBF Eliminator for the #2 Spot in the Junior Lightweight Ratings-
Azinga Fuzile (IBF #5; 15-1, 9 KOs)
TKO-7 2:41
Martin Joseph Ward (IBF #4, IBO #21; 24-2-2, 11 KOs)
- Fuzile floored Ward in round 4 and in round 7.

Carson, California, USA-

Bantamweight Bout (Non-title)-
WBC International champion Alejandro Santiago (Alejandro Santiago Barrios; WBC #6, IBO #8- both at 118; WBA #12 at 115; 24-2-5, 13 KOs)
KO-2 2:59
Juan Gabriel Medina (12-7, 11 KOs)
- After landing multiple shots, Santiago decked Medina for the full ten-count in round 2.

IBF Eliminator for the #1 Spot in the Junior Welterweight Ratings-
Subriel Matias (IBF #7, IBO #7, WBC #12; 17-1, 17 KOs)
KO-8 3:00
Batyrzhan Jukembayev (The Ring #8, IBF #8, WBC #8, IBO #12, WBA #13; 18-1, 2 NCs, 14 KOs)
- Jukembayev was down in round 4.
- Referee Ray Corona stopped the bout at the request of Jukembayev's corner at the end of the 8th round.
- Matias was awarded a KO win as per California State Athletic Commission rules.

Sunday, May 30, 2021-

Rzeszow, Poland-

WBC World Bridgerweight Title Eliminator-
Lukasz Rozanski (WBC #10 at 224; 14-0, 13 KOs)
Artur Szpilka (WBC #5 at 224; IBO #20 at 200; 24-5, 16 KOs)
- Szpilka floored Rozanski very early in the fight but Rozanski recovered quickly and decked Szpilka three times!
Article By: Ken Pollitt