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Pictured: Fadhili Majiha

During the two-day period of Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, three bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Fadhili Majiha, Jack Massey, and Hector Gabriel Flores.

Thursday, November 25, 2021-

Bethnal Green, London, England-

Super Flyweight Bout-
Fadhili Majiha (28-14-4, 14 KOs)
TKO-4 2:32
Harvey Horn (9-1, 2 KOs)
- This was a non-title bout. Horn's WBO Europe flyweight title was not on the line.
- Majiha was a late substitute for a substitute. Horn was originally scheduled to fight undefeated French flyweight champion Julien Roeder (6-0, 2 KOs). After Roeder dropped out, Nicaraguan flyweight Jerson Ortiz (17-4, 1 NC, 8 KOs) was then scheduled to fight Horn. The Tanzanian veteran Majiha was brought in after the Horn-Ortiz pairing fell through.
- The previously unbeaten Horn came into this bout off wins over Ijaz Ahmed (UD 10; 11/18/19) and Adam Yahaya (PTS. 6; 10/2/21).
- Majiha had won three bouts in a row since his controversial PTS. 8 loss to Andrew Selby on 9/28/19 in which he floored Selby in the first and sixth rounds. It proved to be Selby's last bout. The once-beaten Welshman announced his retirement in June of 2020.
- Majiha weighed in at 114; the heavily-favored Horn at 113.
- In round 4, Majiha decked Horn with a series of rights to the head and a left hook to the body. When action resumed, Majiha hurt Horn with more shots to the body before dropping him for the second time with a right to the head. Again, Horn beat the count but unlike the first time, he was in no condition to continue.

Friday, November 26, 2021-

Bolton, Lancashire, England-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Jack Massey (19-1, 10 KOs)
TKO-3 1:36
Bilal Laggoune (25-3-2, 14 KOs)
- Massey hurt Laggoiune with a massive left hook and followed with a barrage of punches, forcing the referee to halt the bout.
- With the victory, Massey acquired the vacant IBO World cruiserweight title.

Cardiff, Wales-

Light Flyweight Bout-
Hector Gabriel Flores (19-0-4, 10 KOs)
KO-6 1:32
Jay Harris (18-3, 9 KOs)
- Flores, who floored Harris twice in round 6, won the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light flyweight title.
Article By: Ken Pollitt