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2021-08-16
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- August 13 & 14- Joshua Buatsi, Joshua Franco, Vergil Ortiz, Jr,. Roger Gutierrez, and John Riel Casimero Among Weekend's Winners
Pictured: John Riel Casimero


During the two-day period of Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, sixteen boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Ten, Fernando Martinez, Joshua Buatsi, Joshua Franco, Jason Moloney, Arnold Barboza, Jr., Vergil Ortiz, Jr., Roger Gutierrez, Felix Alvarado, John Riel Casimero, and Rau'shee Warren, won; four, Andrew Moloney, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Rene Alvarado, and Guillermo Rigondeaux, lost; and two, Emmanuel Rodriguez and Gary Antonio Russell, were involved in a 16-second No Decision.


Friday, August 13, 2021-

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-

Super Flyweight Bout-
Fernando Martinez (TTR #18; 13-0, 8 KOs)
TKO-4 2:52
Gonzalo Garcia Duran (18-22-2, 9 KOs)

Saturday, August 14, 2021-

Brentwood, Essex, England-

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Joshua Buatsi (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10, The Ring #10, TTR #13; 15-0, 13 KOs)
TKO-11 2:08
Ricards Bolotniks(18-6-1, 8 KOs)
- This bout was a WBA World title eliminator and was contested for Buatsi's WBA International title.
- Bolotnik's WBO Europe title was not on the line.
- Buatsi dropped Bolotniks in round 6 and in round 11.
- The loss snaps Bolotnik's seven-bout winning streak.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA-

Super Flyweight Bout-
Joshua Franco (TTR #6, The Ring #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7; 18-1-2, 1 ND, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Andrew Moloney (TTR #7, The Ring #8, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9; 21-2, 1 ND, 14 KOs)
- The bout was fought for Franco's WBA World title.
- Franco won by three 116-112 scores and is now 2-0-0-1 ND versus Moloney.

Bantamweight Bout-
Jason Moloney (The Ring #6, TTR #8, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9; 22-2, 18 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Joshua Greer, Jr. (22-3-2, 12 KOs)
- This bout was fought for the vacant WBC Silver title.
- The scores were 98-92, 98-92, and 96-94.

Super Lightweight Bout-
Arnold Barboza, Jr. (TTR #5, The Ring #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6; 26-0, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Antonio Moran (26-5-1, 19 KOs)
- The scores were 99-91, 99-91, and 100-90.

Frisco, Texas, USA-

Welterweight Bout-
Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6, The Ring #9; 18-0, 18 KOs)
KO-8 2:59
Egidijus Kavaliauskas (TTR #13; 22-2-1, 13 KOs)
- The bout was fought for Ortiz' WBO International title.
- Ortiz won the first round mainly by repeatedly landing accurate jabs.
- An apparent knockdown scored by Kavaliauskas in round 2 was ruled a slip by referee Laurence Cole.
- Ortiz decked Kavaliauskas in round 3 and outboxed the former WBO World title challenger in rounds 4 and 5.
- Kavaliauskas had a solid round 6 but Ortiz regained control in round 7.
- The undefeated Texan ended matters in round 8, dropping Kavaliauskas four times.

Super Featherweight Bout-
Roger Gutierrez (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, TTR #6, The Ring #9; 26-3-1, 20 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Rene Alvarado (TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9; 32-10, 21 KOs)
- The bout was contested for Gutierrez' WBA World title.
- The scores were 116-112, 116-112, and 115-113.
- Gutierrez is now 2-1 versus Alvarado.

Light Flyweight Bout-
Felix Alvarado (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3; 37-2, 32 KOs)
TKO-1 2:50
Israel Vazquez (10-5-2, 7 KOs)
- This was a non-title bout.
- Vazquez was a late substitute. Alvarado was originally slated to defend the IBF World junior flyweight title against Erick Lopez (Erick Omar Lopez Garcia; TTR #20; 16-5-1, 10 KOs). Lopez was forced to withdraw after experiencing visa problems.
- Alvarado dropped Vazquez with an overhand right.

Carson, California, USA-

Bantamweight Bout-
John Riel Casimero (The Ring #2, TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3; 31-4, 21 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Guillermo Rigondeaux (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #7; 20-2, 1 NC, 13 KOs)
- Casimero's WBO World bantamweight title was the only one at stake.
- Rigondeaux's Lineal and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board World junior featherweight titles was not on the line. The WBA stripped Rigondeaux of its "regular" World bantamweight title as soon as he stepped in the ring with Casimero.
- The scores were 115-113 for Rigondeaux, 116-112 for Casimero, and 117-111 for Casimero.

Bantamweight Bout-
Emmanuel Rodriguez (TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, The Ring #4; 19-2, 1 ND, 12 KOs)
ND-1 0:16
Gary Antonio Russell (The Ring #9, TTR #13; 18-0, 1 ND, 12 KOs)
- This bout was a WBA World title eliminator.
- Rodriguez could not continue after being decked by an accidental headbutt.

Bantamweight Bout-
Rau'shee Warren (TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10; 19-3, 1 NC, 5 KOs)
KO-2 2:18
Damien Vazquez (16-3-1, 8 KOs)
- Warren dropped Vazquez twice in round 1. He staggered Vazquez in round 2 at which point referee Ray Corona stopped the bout.
- Warren was awarded a KO victory as per California State Athletic Commission rules.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt