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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- June 25- Sandoval KOs Harris/Butler Edges Late Sub
Pictured: flyweight contender Ricardo Sandoval

On Friday, June 25, in Bolton, Lancashire, England, three boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currentlt fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Ricardo Sandoval knocked out Jay Harris and Paul Butler won a split decision over an upset-minded late substitute.

IBF World Flyweight Title Eliminator-
Ricardo Sandoval (Ricardo Rafael Sandoval; WBO #2, IBO #4, IBF #5, TTR #19; 19-1, 14 KOs)
KO-8 2:12
Jay Harris (WBC #3, WBO #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8, The Ring #8, IBF #8, IBO #10, TTR #11; 18-2, 9 KOs)
- Sandoval floored Harris two times in round 8. Both times were by shots to the body and the second time Harris was down for the full ten-count.

Vacant WBO International Bantamweight Title-
Paul Butler (WBO #2, IBF #4, WBC #11, TTR #12; 33-2, 15 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Willibaldo Garcia (Willibaldo Garcia Perez; 12-5-1, 1 NC, 6 KOs)
- Garcia, who owns wins over Dewayne Beamon, Raul Esquer, and Oscar Nery Plata, was a late substitute. Butler was originally scheduled to fight WBO #1 ranked Joseph Agbeko (38-5, 28 KOs) for the vacant International title. The 44-year-old Agbeko, who has won 9 consecutive fights since losing to Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2013, had to withdraw because of visa problems.
- Butler dropped Garcia in round 1 but had to settle for a split verdict victory. The scores were 96-94 and 97-92 for Butler and 95-94 for Garcia.
Article By: Ken Pollitt