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Roach, Chevalier, Zepeda, Zaurbek, Parker, and Nyangani Post Significant Wins
Pictured: Lamont Roach, Jr.

During the two-day period of Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, six bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Lamont Roach, Jr., Bryan Chevalier, William Zepeda, Sultan Zaurbek, Zach Parker, and Bangile Nyangani.

Friday, July 9, 2021-

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Super Featherweight Bout-
Lamont Roach, Jr. (21-1-1, 9 KOs)
KO-2 2:14
Daniel Rosas (22-5-1, 14 KOs)
- Roach dropped Rosas with a body shot in round 2.

Featherweight Bout-
Bryan Chevalier (16-1-1, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
James Wilkins (9-2, 6 KOs)
- Chevalier, who has victories over Luis Lebron (U 10) and Carlos Zambrano (KO-3), won by the scores were 97-72, 95-94, and 96-93. By doing so, he annexed the vacant WBO NABO title.

Lightweight Bout-
William Zepeda (23-0, 21 KOs)
KO-6 3:00
Hector Tanajara (19-1, 5 KOs)
- Zepeda came into this bout off his 11/19/20 KO-5 win over Roberto Ramirez while Tanajara, in his most recent bout, won by UD 10 over Juan Carlos Burgos on 1/11/20.
- Tanajara's corner decided their fighter had had enough after the sixth round.
- Zepeda, who was leading by the scores of 59-55, 59-56, and 59-55, won by KO under California State Athletic Commission rules.
- The victory brought Zepeda the vacant WBA Continental Americas title.

Saturday, July 10, 2021-

Almaty, Kazakhstan-

Super Featherweight Bout-
Sultan Zaurbek (11-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Ronnie "The Shark" Clark (21-5-2, 10 KOs)
- This bout was for the vacant WBO Europe junior lightweight title.
- Clark was fighting for the first time since he won the IBF European junior lightweight title via a 12-round, majority decision over Zelfa Barrett on February 24, 2018.
- Zaurbek, who has defeated Leshan LI (TKO-4) and Vladyslav Melnyk (UD 10), unanimously outpointed Clark by the scores of 100-90, 99-91, and 100-90.

Kensington, London, England-

Super Middleweight Bout-
Zach Parker (21-0, 15 KOs)
KO-1 2:47
Sherzod Khusanov (22-3-1, 10 KOs)
- Parker successfully defended the WBO International title by knocking out Khusanov with a shot to the body.

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

Strawweight Bout-
Bangile Nyangani (11-1-1, 6 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 12
Siyakholwa Kuse (3-2-1, 2 KOs)
- Nyangani, whose WBA Pan African title was not at stake, took the South African title from defending champion Kuse.
Article By: Ken Pollitt