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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- July 14 through July 16- Shigeoka, Jerusalem, and Araneta Win
Pictured: Ginjiro Shigeoka

During the three-day period of Wednesday, July 14 through Friday, July 16, three fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. All three, strawweights Ginjiro Shiggeoka and Melvin Jerusalem and junior flyweight Christian Araneta, won.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021-

Tokyo, Japan-

Strawweight Bout-
Ginjiro Shigeoka (TTR #8, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8; 6-0, 5 KOs)
TKO-2 2:05
Toshiki Kawamitsu (6-1, 3 KOs)
- Shigeoka floored Kawamitsu with a right hook in round 2 but Kawamitsu was able to beat the referee's count. Later in the round, Shigeoka landed a straight left-right hook combination that left Kawamitsu in no condition to continue.
- As a result, Shigeoka successfully retained the WBO Asia Pacific mini-flyweight title.

Friday, July 16, 2021-

Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines-

Strawweight Bout-
Melvin Jerusalem (TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10; 17-2, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Toto Landero (11-6-2, 2 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 118-110, and 118-110.
- Jerusalem won the vacant OPBF strawweight title and improved to 2-0 versus Landero.

Junior Flyweight Bout-
Christian Araneta (TTR #14; 20-2, 16 KOs)
TKO-1 1:31
Richard Claveras(19-8-2, 16 KOs)
- In his previous outing on April 24, 2021, Araneta lost by a close UD 12 to Sivenathi Nontshinga.
- Claveras was fighting for the first time since February 15, 2020 when he knocked out Richard Rosales in the sixth round.
Article By: Ken Pollitt