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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- November 17 through November 19- Akhmadaliev Outpoints Velasquez/Tszyu and Andrade Win/Martinez-Arroyo Ends as No Contest
Pictured: Murodjon Akhmadaliev

During the three-day period of Wednesday, November 17th through Friday, November 19th, six boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective divisions were in action. Three, Tim Tszyu, Demetrius Andrade, and Murodjon Akhmadaliev, were victorious; one, Jose Velasquez, lost (to Akhmadaliev); and two, Julio Cesar Martinez and McWilliams Arroyo, had their bout result in a No Contest due to an accidental clash of heads.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021-

Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia-

Super Welterweight Bout-
Tim Tszyu (TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6, The Ring #6; 20-0, 15 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Takeshi Inoue (17-2-1, 10 KOs)
- Both Tszyu's WBO Global junior middleweight title and Inoue's WBO Asia Pacific junior middleweight title were on the line. Tszyu's Commonwealth super welterweight title was not at stake.
- The scores were 120-107, 119-108, and 120-107.

Friday, November 19, 2021-

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA-

Middleweight Bout-
Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #3; 31-0, 19 KOs)
KO-2 2:24
Jason Quigley (19-2, 14 KOs)
- Andrade floored Quigley three times- once in round 1 and twice in round 2.
- This was Andrade's fifth successful defense of the WBO World middleweight title.

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Murodjon Akhmadaliev (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; 10-0, 7 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Jose Velasquez (TTR #19 at 118; 29-7-2, 19 KOs)
- Velasquez was a late substitute. Akhmadaliev was originally scheduled to fight Ronny Rios (TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6, The Ring #9; 33-3, 16 KOs) who was forced to withdraw after contracting COVID-19.
- Akhmadaliev won by three 119-109 and retained the WBA Super World super bantamweight title and the IBF World junior featherweight title.

Flyweight Bout-
Julio Cesar Martinez (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; 18-1, 2 NCs, 14 KOs)
McWilliams Arroyo (TTR #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8, The Ring #8; 21-4, 1 NC, 16 KOs)
- Martinez and Arroyo both scored knockdowns in round 1 and Martinez knocked Arroyo down for the second time in round 2.
- Arroyo was cut over his right eye by an accidental clash of heads.
- Martinez retains the WBC World flyweight title and Arroyo remains the WBC Interim World flyweight champion.
Article By: Ken Pollitt