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2022-09-06
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- September 3 & 4- Estrada Retains World Title/Ruiz Outpoints Ortiz/Ishida, Smith, Bell, Hernandez, Cruz, and Aleem Win
Pictured: Juan Francisco Estrada


During the two-day period of Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, one lineal world champion and 14 TTR-ranked contenders were in action. The champion, Juan Francisco Estrada, and eight of the contenders, Sho Ishida, Liam Smith, Albert Bell, Ayanda Ndulani, Andy Ruiz, Jr., Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz, and Ra'eese Aleem, were victorious while six contenders, Hassan Mwakinyo, Hector Gabriel Flores, Siphamandla Baleni, Luis Ortiz, Eduardo Ramirez, and Mike Plania, suffered losses.


Saturday, September 3, 2022-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

Bantamweight Bout-
Sho Ishida (TTR #17 at 115; 31-3, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Alvin Medura (10-7, 7 KOs)
- Ishida floored Medura in round 2 and went on to win by three 80-71 scores.

Liverpool, Merseyside, England-

Middleweight Bout-
Liam Smith (TTR #6, The Ring #7, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9- all at 154; 32-3-1, 19 KOs)
TKO-4 1:46
Hassan Mwakinyo (TTR #16 at 154; 20-3, 14 KOs)
- Smith weighed in at 159 1/4; Mwakinyo at 155.
- Smith dropped Mwakinyo twice in round 4.

Toledo, Ohio, USA-

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Albert Bell (TTR #18; 22-0, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Nicolas Polanco (20-3-1, 11 KOs)
- This bout was for the vacant WBO NABO junior lightweight title.
- Bell won by the scores of 100-90, 100-90, and 99-91.

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico-

Lineal, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring World Junior Bantamweight Titles-
Champion Juan Francisco Estrada (43-3, 28 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Argi Cortes (23-3-2, 10 KOs)
- This bout was also fought for Estrada's WBC Franchise super flyweight title.
- Estrada dropped Cortes in round 7 and went on to win by the scores of 115-112, 114-113, and 115-112.

Junior Flyweight Bout-
Sivenathi Nontshinga (The Ring #7; 11-0, 9 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Hector Gabriel Flores (TTR #13; Hector Flores Calixto; 20-1-4, 1 NC, 10 KOs)
- This was Nontshinga's first bout since his UD 12 win over Christian Araneta in an IBF eliminator on April 24, 2021.
- Nontshinga decked Flores in round 2.
- The scores for this grueling "Fight Of The Year" candidate were 116-111 and 114-113 for Nontshinga and 115-112 for Flores.
- Nontshinga won the vacant IBF World junior flyweight title.

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez (TTR #19; 33-1, 30 KOs)
TKO-5 1:15
Jorge Mata (Jorge Mata Cuellar; 15-1-2, 11 KOs)
- Hernandez retained the WBC International Silver super featherweight title.

Sunday, September 4, 2022-

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa-

Strawweight Bout-
Ayanda Ndulani (TTR #11; 13-2-1, 4 KOs)
Split Dec. 12
Siphamandla Baleni (TTR #17; 20-5-2, 2 KOs)
- Ndulani retained the IBO World minimumweight title and improved to 2-1 versus Baleni.

Los Angeles, California, USA-

Heavyweight Bout-
Andy Ruiz, Jr. (TTR #3, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #3, The Ring #5; 35-2, 22 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Luis Ortiz (The Ring #6, TTR #7, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7; 33-3, 2 NCs, 23 KOs)
- This bout was a WBC World heavyweight title semifinal eliminator.
- Ruiz dropped Ortiz twice in the second round and once in round 7.
- The scores were 114-111, 113-112, and 114-111.

Lightweight Bout-
Isaac "Pitbull" Cruz (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #5; 24-2-1, 17 KOs)
KO-2 2:27
Eduardo Ramirez (TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9, The Ring #10- all at 130; 27-3-3, 12 KOs)
- This bout was fought for Cruz' WBC Silver lightweight title and was a WBC World lightweight title eliminator.
- Cruz floored Ramirez twice.

Junior Featherweight Bout-
Ra'eese Aleem (The Ring #4, TTR #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6; 20-0, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Mike Plania (The Ring #10, TTR #12; 26-2, 13 KOs)
- Aleem decked Plania in round 2 and went on to win by three 100-89 scores.
- Aleem retained the WBO NABO junior featherweight title.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt