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2021-09-28
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- September 25- Usyk Outpoints Joshua/Okolie KOs Prasovic/Callum Smith Scores KO Win at 175
Pictured: Oleksandr Usyk


On Saturday, September 25, five boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in the respective divisions were in action. Three, Oleksandr Usyk, Lawrence Okolie, and Callum Smith, were victorious and two, Anthony Joshua and Dilan Prasovic, lost (to Usyk and Okolie respectively).

Tottenham, London, England-

Heavyweight Bout-
Oleksandr Usyk (TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10, The Ring #10; TTR #3 P4P, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4 P4P, The Ring #4 P4P; 19-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Anthony Joshua (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; 24-2, 22 KOs)
- Usyk weighed in at 221 1/4; Joshua at 240.
- Joshua's IBF, WBO, WBA Super, and IBO World titles were on the line.
- The scores were 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113.
- Scoring the bout for TTR's Main Page, I also had Usyk winning, 116-112. In my opinion, Usyk swept the first four rounds, Joshua won four of the next five, and Usyk nailed down the victory by winning rounds 10, 11, and 12.

Cruiserweight Bout-
Lawrence Okolie (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #3; 17-0, 14 KOs)
KO-3 1:57
Dilan Prasovic (TTR #15; 15-1, 12 KOs)
- Okolie decked Prasovic twice- once in round 2 and once, for the full ten-count, in round 3.
- Okolie retained the WBO World junior heavyweight title.

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Callum Smith (The Ring #3, TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4- all at 168; 28-1, 20 KOs)
KO-2 0:55
Lenin Castillo (21-4-1, 16 KOs)
- Smith knocked Castillo out with one devastating right.
- Castillo was taken from the ring on a stretcher and was rushed to a nearby hospital. There he was thoroughly examined, given a clean bill of health, and released.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt