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Leigh Wood, Andre Dirrell, and Chris Algieri Among Recent Winners
Pictured: Leigh Wood

During the five-day period of Friday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 3, seven bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Kevin Gonzalez, Leigh Wood, Karen Chukhadzhian, Andre Dirrell, Gakuya Furuhashi, Ivan Golub, and Chris Algieri.

Friday, July 30, 2021-

Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Kevin Gonzalez (23-0-1, 12 KOs)
Alexander Mejia (17-2, 7 KOs)
- Gonzalez won the vacant WBA Continental Americas title.

Saturday, July 31, 2021-

Brentwood, Essex, England-

Featherweight Bout-
Leigh Wood (25-2, 15 KOs)
TKO-12 2:43
Can Xu (18-3, 3 KOs)
- This bout was contested for Xu's WBA World title.
- Wood dropped Xu in round 12.

Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany-

Welterweight Bout-
Karen Chukhadzhian (19-1, 9 KOs)
KO-5 1:27
Roberto Arriaza (18-3, 14 KOs)
- Chukhadzhian, a 25-year-old Germany-based Ukrainian, has won 17 consecutive bouts since his only loss, a 3-round split decision to Andrii Velikovskyi on April 25, 2015, in the finals of a super welterweight tournament featuring eight debuting fighters.

Newark, New Jersey, USA-

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Andre Dirrell (28-3, 18 KOs)
TKO-3 2:58
Christopher Brooker (16-8, 6 KOs)
- Dirrell dropped Brooker three times in round 3.

Monday, August 2, 2021-

Tokyo. Japan-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Gakuya Furuhashi (28-8-1, 16 KOs)
Seigo Hanamori (7-4, 5 KOs)
- Furuhashi successfully defended the Japanese title by dropping Hanamori in round one and repeatedly rocking the game challenger in round three.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021-

New York, New York, USA-

Welterweight Bout-
Ivan Golub (20-1, 15 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Eric Walker (20-4, 9 KOs)
- Golub, who dropped Walker in round 5 and in round 9, won the vacant USBA title.

Welterweight Bout-
Chris Algieri (25-3, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Mikkel Lespierre (22-3-1, 10 KOs)
- Algieri weighed in at 142 134; Lespierre at 144.
- The 37-year-old Algieri unanimously outpointed the 36-year-old Lespierre by the scores of 99-91, 100-90, and 100-90.

Article By: Ken Pollitt