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2022-08-22
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- August 20- Usyk Wins Lineal World Heavyweight Title/Garcia and Navarrete Among Winners
Pictured: Oleksandr Usyk


On Saturday, August 20, sixteen boxers ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. Ten, Oleksandr Usyk, Filip Hrgovic, Callum Smith, Badou Jack, Hector Garcia, Brandun Lee, Emanuel Navarrete, Luis Alberto Lopez, Xavier Martinez, and Carlos Canizalez, were victorious while, six, Anthony Joshua, Mathieu Bauderlique, Batyr Akhmedov, Roger Gutierrez, Rau'shee Warren, and Eduardo Baez, suffered defeats.


Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-

Vacant Lineal, Vacant Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and Vacant The Ring World Heavyweight Titles-
Oleksandr Usyk (TTR #1, Transnational National Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; TTR #2 P4P, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2 P4P, The Ring #2 P4P; 20-0, 13 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Anthony Joshua (TTR #2, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2, The Ring #2; 24-3, 22 KOs)
- The scores were 115-113 for Joshua, 115-113 for Usyk, and 116-112 for Usyk.
- Usyk retained the WBA Super, IBF, IBO, and WBO World heavyweight titles.

Heavyweight Bout-
Filip Hrgovic (The Ring #9, TTR #15; 15-0, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Zhang Zhilei (Zhilei Zhang; 24-1-1, 19 KOs)
- This bout was an IBF World heavyweight title eliminator.
- Zhang dropped Hrgovic in round one but Hrgovic fought back to win a close but unanimous decision. The scores were 114-113, 115-112, and 115-112.

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Callum Smith (The Ring #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, TTR #6; 29-1, 21 KOs)
KO-4 1:53
Mathieu Bauderlique (TTR #8, The Ring #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10; 21-2, 12 KOs)
- This bout was a WBC World light heavyweight title eliminator.
- Smith floored Bauderlique twice in round 4.

Cruiserweight Bout-
Badou Jack (TTR #15; 27-3-3, 16 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Richard Rivera (21-1, 1 NC, 16 KOs)
- The scores were 96-94 and 96-94 for Jack and 96-94 for Rivera.

Hollywood, Florida, USA-

Junior Welterweight Bout-
Alberto Puello (21-0, 10 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Botirzhon "Batyr" Akhmedov (The Ring #9, TTR #12; 9-2, 8 KOs)
- The scores were 115-113 for Akhmedov and 117-111 and 117-111 for Puello.
- Puello won the vacant WBA World super lightweight title.

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Hector Garcia (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #7; 16-0, 3 NCs, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Roger Gutierrez (TTR #2, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2, The Ring #3; 26-4-1, 20 KOs)
- The bout was fought for Gutierrez' WBA World super featherweight title.
- Garcia won by the sores of 118-110, 117-111, and 117-111.

Welterweight Bout-
Brandun Lee (TTR #14 at 140; 26-0, 22 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Will Madera (17-2-3, 10 KOs)
- Lee weighed in at 142 3/4; Madera at 142 1/2.
- Lee, who survived a third round knockdown, won by three 98-91 scores.

Bantamweight Bout-
Francisco Pedroza Portillo (18-11-2, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Rau'shee Warren (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #5; 19-4, 1 NC, 5 KOs)
- This was Warren's first bout since his KO-2 win over Damien Vazquez on August 14, 2021.
- Pedroza Portillo upset Warren by the scores of 57-56, 58-56, and 57-56.

San Diego, California, USA-

Featherweight Bout-
Emanuel Navarrete (The Ring #1, TTR #2, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #2; 36-1, 30 KOs)
KO-6 1:00
Eduardo Baez (TTR #18; 21-3-2, 7 KOs)
- Navarrete retained the WBO World featherweight title.

Featherweight Bout-
Luis Alberto Lopez (TTR #15; 26-2, 15 KOs)
KO-2 1:00
Yeison Vargas (20-11, 15 KOs)
- Lopez dropped Vargas twice in round 6.

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Xavier Martinez (TTR #15; 18-1, 12 KOs)
KO-5 2:00
Alejandro Guerrero (12-3, 9 KOs)

Mexico City, Mexico-

Junior Flyweight Bout-
Carlos Canizales (The Ring #9, TTR #10, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10; 25-1-1, 19 KOs)
TKO-1
Armando Torres (26-22, 19 KOs)
- The bout was fought for the vacant WBA Continental light flyweight title.
- Canizales dropped Torres with a left. Torres beat the count but, much to Torres' dismay, the referee judged him to be in no condition to continue.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt