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2021-06-07
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- June 5 through June 7- Kabayel, Jack, and Taniguchi Win/Hurd Suffers Upset Loss
Pictured: heavyweight Agit Kabayel


During the three-day period of Saturday, June 5 through Monday, June 7, four fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Three, Agit Kabayel, Badou Jack, and Masataka Taniguchi, won while one, Jarrett Hurd, suffered an unexpected defeat.


Saturday, June 5, 2021-

Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany-

WBA Continental Heavyweight Title-
Champion Agit Kabayel (IBF #6, WBA #8, WBC #11, WBO #13, TTR #15, IBO #23; 21-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson (35-18-1, 19 KOs)
- The scores were 118-111, 118-111, and 119-110.

Sunday, June 6, 2021-

Miami, Florida, USA-

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Badou Jack (IBO #2, WBC #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #6, TTR #7, WBA #9, IBF #11; 24-3-3, 14 KOs)
TKO-4 2:57
Dervin Colina (WBA #13, IBO #70- both at 168; 15-1, 13 KOs)
- Colina was a late substitute. Jack was originally slated to fight WBA World/WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (WBC #1, IBO #1, {i]The Ring{/i] #5; 35-6-1, 1 NC, 20 KOs). Pascal was dropped from the card after it was announced that he had positive for three banned substances. It was later announced that Pascal had tested positive for a fourth banned substance as well.
- Jack decked Colina three times in round 4.

Middleweight Bout-
Luis Arias (19-2-1, 1 ND, 9 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Jarrett Hurd (TTR #1, The Ring #1, IBO #2, WBO #3, IBF #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, WBC #7- all at 154; 24-2, 16 KOs)
- This was Arias' first bout since his PTS. 10 loss to Luke Keeler on August 3, 2019.
- Arias weighed in at 158 1/2; Hurd at 158.
- Arias was down in the ninth round of the rain-interrupted bout. Although ruled that he was knocked down, it appeared that Arias slipped on the wet ring surface.
- The scores were 95-94 for Hurd and 97-93 and 96-93 for Arias.

Monday, June 7, 2021-

Japanese Minimumweight Title-
Champion Masataka Taniguchi (WBO #1, IBO #10, IBF #13, TTR #14; 14-3, 9 KOs)
TKO-5
Tatsuro Nakashima (IBO #24; 11-2-1, 7 KOs)
- In round 1, Taniguchi's fast and acurate punches opened a cut by the JBC #1 ranked Nakashima's right eye.
- The cut worsened as the fight went on and, in round 5, it had gotten so bad that the bout had to be stopped.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt