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Pictured: Denzel Bentley

During the two-day period of Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17, five bouts featuring fighters not currently ranked by TTR which may impact TTR's rankings took place. The winners of those bouts were middleweights Denzel Bentley and Steven Butler, heavyweights Arslanbek Makhmudov and Kevin Lerena, and junior bantamweight Pedro Guevara (who fought as a bantamweight).

Friday, September 16, 2022-

Bethnal Green, London, England-

Middleweight Bout-
Denzel Bentley (17-1-1, 14 KOs)
Marcus Morrison (25-6, 16 KOs)
- Bentley retained the BBBofC British middleweight title.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-

Middleweight Bout-
Steven Butler (31-3-1, 26 KOs)
TKO-2 1:59
Mark DeLuca (28-4, 16 KOs)
- Butler retained the NABF middleweight title.

Heavyweight Bout-
Arslanbek Makhmudov (15-0, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Carlos Takam (39-7-1, 28 KOs)
- This bout was fought for Makhmudov's NABF and NABA heavyweight titles and for the vacant WBC Silver heavyweight title.
- Makhmudov floored Takam in round 1 and in round 7.
- The scores were 96-92, 97-91, and 96-92.

Saturday, September 17, 2022-

Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa-

Heavyweight Bout-
Kevin Lerena (28-1, 14 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Mariusz Wach (36-9, 19 KOs)
- This bout was fought for the vacant IBO Intercontinental heavyweight title. Lerena's WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title was not on the line.
- The scores were 118-110, 120-108, and 120-108.

Jiquipilco, Mexico, Mexico-

Bantamweight Bout-
Pedro Guevara (39-3-1, 22 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Angel "Puma" Aviles (20-8-1, 6 KOs)
-The scores were 98-94, 97-97, and 99-92.
- Note: the municipality of Jiquipilco is located about 40 kilometers from the state capital of Toluca.
Article By: Ken Pollitt