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2022-01-06
Catching Up: TBRB ranked Maciej Sulecki Among Recent Winners
Pictured: Maciej Sulecki


During the nine-day period of Friday, December 17 through Saturday, December 25, a number of noteworthy but underpublicized bouts took place. The winners of those bouts were Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8 ranked middleweight contender Maciej Sulecki, Radivoje Kalajdzic, Abel Mendoza, Carlos Vargas Jaquez, Alan Solis, Goodluck Mrema, Ally Mwerangi, Rilliwan Babatunde, and Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab.


Friday, December 17, 2021-

Wyszkow, Poland-

Middleweight Bout-
Maciej Sulecki (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #8; 30-2, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Fouad El Massoudi (17-16-1, 2 KOs)
- This was Sulecki's first bout since his UD 10 win over Sasha Yengoyan on August 19, 2020.
- Sulecki unananimously outpointed El Massoudi by the scores of 77-74, 77-74, & 78-73.

Saturday, December 18, 2021-

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico-

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Radivoje Kalajdzic (26-2, 18 KOs)
TKO-4 2:09
Guillermo Ruben Andino (15-7, 6 KOs)
- This was Kalajdzic's first bout since his UD 8 win over Denis Grachev on November 21, 2020.
- Andino was fighting for the third time in 2021. He previously outpointed Sergio Daniel Cordoba and Jose Luis Yana in his other 2021 bouts.

Ciudad Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico-

Lightweight Bout-
Abel Mendoza (32-0, 25 KOs)
KO-4 1:14
Marco Antonio Monteros (10-25-1, 3 KOs)
- This was a non-title bout. Mendoza's WBC FECOMBOX super featherweight title was not on the line.
- Mendoza weighed in at 132 3/4; Monteros at 132 1/4.

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Carlos Vargas Jaquez (13-0, 11 KOs)
KO-3 1:06
Oscar Lozoya Gutierrez (5-3-1, 4 KOs)
- The up-and-coming Vargas Jaquez went 5-0 with 4 KOs in 2021.

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Alan Solis (14-1-1, 8 KOs)
KO-4 0:44
Edgar Martinez Barron (19-32-1, 11 KOs)
- Solis, a former WBO Latino featherweight champion, went 2-1 with 1 KO in 2021.

Sunday, December 19, 2021-

Morogoro, Tanzania-

Junior Featherweight Bout-
Goodluck Mrema (27-7, 17 KOs)
TKO-1 3:00
Sadiki Nura (4-5, 2 KOs)
- Mrema kept active by scoring 4th win of 2021. His record for the year was 4-1 with 4 KOs. His only loss in 2021 was to Prince Patel by TKO-9 in a bout contested for the WBO Global and IBF Intercontinental junior bantamweight titles.

Bantamweight Bout-
Ally Mwerangi (9-1, 5 KOs)
KO-1
Ajibu Salum (16-11-3, 3 KOs)
- "Gent Mawe" went 4-0 with 2 KOs in 2021.

Friday, December 24, 2021-

Lagos, Nigeria-

Welterweight Bout-
Rilliwan Babatunde (Rilliwan Ayodele Babatunde; 15-1, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Justice Addy (16-11-1, 14 KOs)
- Babatunde, who won by three 100-89 scores, retained the World Boxing Federation International welterweight title. He went 3-1 with 1 KO in 2021. His only loss was by decision to undefeated Dmytro Mytrofanov in Lesniki, Ukraine in a bout contested for the vacant WBO Oriental junior middleweight title.
- Addy has now lost his last seven bouts.

Saturday, December 25, 2021-

Accra, Ghana-

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (22-0, 15 KOs as per BoxingAfrica.com)
TKO-7
Jackson Malinyingi (12-5-1, 3 KOs as per BoxingAfrica.com)
- Wahab dropped Malinyingi in round 7. Malinyingi beat referee Roger Barnor's count but was in no condition to continue.
- Wahab retained the WBO Africa junior lightweight title.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt