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Pictured: Zelfa Barrett

On Saturday, December 18, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were Zelfa Barrett, Kevin Lele Sadjo, Denys Berinchyk, Daniyar Yeleussinov, and Liam Paro.

Manchester, Lancashire, England-

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Zelfa Barrett (27-1, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Bruno Tarimo (26-3-2, 5 KOs)
- This bout was an IBF World junior lightweight title elimininator.
- Barrett dropped Tarimo, who has wins over Billel Dib, Joel Brunker, Serif Gurdijeljac, Nahaniel May, and Kye McKenzie, in round 3. Barrett went on to win by the scores of 117-110, 117-110, and 116-111.

Super Middleweight Bout-
Kevin Lele Sadjo (17-0, 15 KOs)
TKO-6 1:11
Jack Cullen (20-3-1, 9 KOs)
- Sadjo, who dropped Cullen with a thunderous body shot in round 6, won the vacant EBU European super middleweight title.

Brovary, Ukraine-

Lightweight Bout-
Denys Berinchyk (16-0, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Isa Chaniev (15-4, 7 KOs)
- The scores were 116-112, 118-110, and 118-111.
- Berinchyk retained the WBO International lightweight title.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan-

Welterweight Bout-
Daniyar Yeleussinov (11-0, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Juan Hernan Leal (15-2, 4 KOs)
- Reigning IBF Intercontinental welterweight champion Yeleussinov, a two-time Olympian who won a Gold Medal in 2016, was originally slated to fight IBO Intercontinental welterweight champion Dante Jardon (34-7, 25 KOs) for the vacant IBO World welterweight championship. When Jardon dropped out, WBO Latino and FAB Argentine welterweight Leal was signed to face Yeleussinov for the vacant IBO World title.
- The talented Yeleussinov won by the one-sided scores of 120-105, 120-105, and 120-106.

Tampa, Florida, USA-

Junior Welterweight Bout-
Liam Paro (22-0, 13 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Yomar Alamo (20-1-1, 12 KOs)
- This was a non-title bout. Paro's IBF International and WBO Global junior welterweight titles and Alamo's WBO Latino junior welterweight title were not on the line.
- The scores were 95-94 for Alamo and 96-93 and 95-94 for Paro.
Article By: Ken Pollitt