the13th POLL

Who Wins Povetkin -Vs- Whyte 2?


TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- October 9- Fury Knocks Out Wilder/Boesel Edges Krasniqi/Helenius Halts Kownacki/Liam Smith and Roman Fress Win
Pictured: The Champ Tyson Fury

On Saturday, October 9th, eight fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective weight classes were in action. Five, Liam Smith, Dominic Boesel, Roman Fress, Lineal World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and Robert Helenius, won while three, Robin Krasniqi, Deontay Wilder, and Adam Kownacki, lost.

Liverpool, Merseyside, England-

Super Welterweight Bout-
Liam Smith (TTR #6; 30-3-1, 17 KOs)
TKO-8 2:04
Anthony Fowler (15-2, 12 KOs)
- Fowler's WBA International title was at stake.
- Both fighters were cut above their left eyes. Smith was cut in round 1 by a Fowler right and Fowler suffered his cut in round 4, courtesy of a Smith combination.
- Smith dropped Fowler in round 5 and again in round 8.

Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany-

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Dominic Boesel (TTR #14; 32-2, 12 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Robin Krasniqi (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9, TTR #10; 51-7, 19 KOs)
- This bout was fought for Krasniqi's IBO World title and as a WBA World title eliminator.
- The scores were 115-114 and 116-112 for Boesel and 115-114 for Krasniqi.
- Boesel is now 1-1 versus Krasniqi who won their first bout by KO-3.

Cruiserweight Bout-
Roman Fress (TTR #19; 14-0, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec.10
Luca D'Ortenzi (15-2, 4 KOs)
- Only Fress' WBO Inter-Continental junior heavyweight title was at stake. D'Ortenzi's IBO International cruiserweight title was not on the line.
- The scores were 95-94, 97-92, and 97-92.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Lineal, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring World Heavyweight Titles-
Champion Tyson Fury (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7 P4P, TTR #9 P4P; 31-0-1, 22 KOs)
KO-11 1:10
Deontay Wilder (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #3; 42-2-1, 41 KOs)
- Fury's WBC World title was also on the line.
- Fury weighed in at 277; Wilder at 238.
- Wilder and Fury split the first two rounds with Wilder winning the first and Fury taking the second.
- Fury dropped Wilder in round 3 with a combination.
- Wilder came back and decked Fury twice late in round 4. Both times were with hard rights.
- Fury recovered and swept rounds 5 through 10, scoring a knockdown in the 10th round.
- In the 11th, the defending champion ended the bout as he landed a series of shots culminating in a massive right which dropped Wilder for the third and final time. Referee Russell Mora waved the fight off without issuing a count.

Heavyweight Bout-
Robert Helenius (TTR #18; 31-3, 19 KOs)
TKO-6 2:38
Adam Kownacki (TTR #19; 20-2, 15 KOs)
- Helenius dominated, punished, and repeatedly rocked Kownacki.
- Kownacki, who had been warned for low blows in round 3, was docked a point for another low blow late in round 5.
- Going into the sixth round, Helenius led by three 50-44 scores.
- After taking more punishment in round 6, Kownacki landed yet another low causing referee Celestino Ruiz to stop the bout. There was confusion as to whether Ruiz disqualified Kownacki or awarded Helenius a TKO victory. The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that it was the latter.
- Helenius is now 2-0 versus Kownacki, having won their first bout by TKO-4.
Article By: Ken Pollitt