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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- December 28 through January 1- Kongfah CP Freshmat, Kazuto Ioka, Luis Ortiz, and Frank Sancez Win
Pictured: Kazuto Ioka

During the five-day period of Tuesday, December 28, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022, five fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best in their respective weight classes were in action. A sixth was scheduled to fight but the result of his bout was still unavailable at the time this article was written. Of those we know fought, four, Kongfah CP Freshmart, Kazuto Ioka, Luis "King Kong" Ortiz, and Frank "The Cuban Flash" Sanchez, were victorious while one, Ryoji Fukunaga, lost (to Ioka).

Tuesday, December 28, 2021-

Rangsit, Thailand-

Bantamweight Bout-
Kongfah CP Freshmart (birth name: Jakkrawut Majoogoen or Jakrawut Majungoen- depending on the translation; TTR #17 at 115; 40-1-1, 20 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Kampanart Valsiripattanachai (0-1)
- This was a non-title, "stay-active" bout. CP Freshmart/Majoogoen/Majungoen's WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver super flyweight title was not on the line.
- CP Freshmart won by three 58-56 scores.

Thursday, December 30, 2021-

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico-

Junior Bantamweight Bout-
Pedro Guevara (The Ring #10, TTR #11; 38-3-1, 22 KOs)
Jesus Fierro Verdugo (7-3-1, 4 KOs)
- The result of this bout was still not available at the time this article was posted.

Friday, December 31, 2021-

Tokyo, Japan-

Junior Bantamweight Bout-
Kazuto Ioka (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #3; The Ring #9 P4P, TTR/Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10 P4P; 28-2, 15 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Ryoji Fukunaga (TTR #13; 15-5, 14 KOs)
- Fukunaga was a substitute opponent. Ioka was originally slated to face IBF World junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas (TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, The Ring #4; 33-1-2, 22 KOs) in a title unification bout but that bout was canceled due to Japan's COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
- Ioka won by the scores of 115-113, 116-112, and 118-110 and retained the WBO World junior bantamweight title.

Saturday, January 1, 2022-

Hollywood, Florida, USA-

Heavyweight Bout-

Luis Ortiz (The Ring #7, TTR #8, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8; 33-2, 2 NCs, 28 KOs)
TKO-6 1:37
Charles Martin (28-3-1, 25 KOs)
- Martin floored Ortiz in round one and in round four.
- Ortiz hurt and decked Martin early in round 6 and dropped him again later in the round, resulting in the bout being stopped.

Heavyweight Bout-
Frank Sanchez (The Ring #10, TTR #16; 20-0, 13 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Christian Hammer (26-9, 16 KOs)
- Hammer was a late substitute. Sanchez, who came into this bout off a 10-round, unanimous decision win over previously undefeated Efe Ajagba, was originally scheduled to fight Carlos Negron (25-3, 20 KOs). Negron had to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19.
- Sanchez scored a questionable knockdown in round 10 and went on to win by three 100-89 scores.
Article By: Ken Pollitt