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TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- October 27 through October 31- Vargas, Vicelles, Sor Rungvisai, Fury, Bakole, Makhmudov, Parker, Foster, Jerusalem, Doheny, and Weiss Chalk Up Wins
Pictured: O'Shaquie "Ice Water" Foster, who retained his WBC belt by scoring a rousing, come-from-behind TKO

During the five-day period of Friday, October 27 through Tuesday, October 31, fourteen fighters ranked by TTR as being among the best currently campaigning in their respective divisions were in action. Eleven, Antonio Vargas, Mark Vicelles, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Tyson Fury, Martin Bakole, Arslanbek Makhmudov, Joseph Parker, O'Shaquie Foster, Melvin Jerusalem, TJ Doheny, and Jordy Weiss, were victorious; two, Aleksei Papin and Carlos Takam, were defeated; and one, Toshiki Shimomachi, was held to a draw.

Friday, October 27, 2023-

Orlando, Florida, USA-

Antonio Vargas (TTR #19; 17-1, 1 ND, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Hernan "Tyson" Marquez (48-11-2, 33 KOs)
- This bout was fought for Vargas' WBA Continental Americas bantamweight title.
- Vargas dropped Marquez twice and went on to win by three 99-89 scores.

Saturday, October 28, 2023-

Tubaran, Cebu, Philippines-

Flyweight Bout-
Mark Vicelles (TTR #17 at 108; 18-1-1, 11 KOs)
TKO-3 3:00
Ronald Alapormina (5-6-4, 2 KOs)

Ratchadaphisek, Bangkok, Thailand-

Bantamweight Bout-
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (birth name: Wisaksil Wangek; Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #6- both at 115; TTR #10 at 118; 54-6-1, 46 KOs)
Sukkasem Kietyongyuth (birth name: Sukpraserd Ponpitak; 28-18, 20 KOs)
- As reported by Antoine Patry DesLauriers, Sukkasem injured his right shoulder near the end of the 4th round and had to retire at the start of the 5th round because of that injury.

Moscow, Russia-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Soslan Asbarov (5-0, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 10
Aleksei Papin (TTR #4, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #4, The Ring #8; 15-2, 14 KOs)
- Asbarov, who also owns victories over Dmitry Kudryashov and Brandon Glanton, dropped Papin in round 2 and went on to win by the scores of 96-93, 99-90, and 98-91.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-

Heavyweight Bout-
Tyson Fury (TTR #1, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; TTR #7 P4P, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7 P4P; 34-0-1, 24 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Francis Ngannou (0-1)
- This was a non-title bout. Fury's WBC World heavyweight title was not on the line.
- Ngannou floored Fury in round 3.
- The scores were 95-94 for Ngannou, 95-94 for Fury, and 96-93 for Fury.

Heavyweight Bout-
Martin Bakole (TTR #7, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #7; 20-1, 15 KOs)
TKO-4 2:15
Carlos Takam (TTR #18; 40-8-1, 28 KOs)

Heavyweight Bout-
Arslanbek Makhmudov (TTR #10, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #10; 18-0, 17 KOs)
TKO-1 1:10
Junior Anthony Wright (20-5-1, 17 KOs)
- Makhmudov retained the NABF heavyweight title and won the vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.

Heavyweight Bout-
Joseph Parker (The Ring #5, TTR #11; 33-3, 23 KOs)
KO-3 2:04
Simon Kean (23-2, 22 KOs)
- Parker won the vacant IBF Intercontinental and the vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight titles.

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico-

Junior Lightweight Bout-
O'Shaquie Foster (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #5; 21-2, 12 KOs)
TKO-12 0:38
Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez (34-2, 31 KOs)
- Trailing on points, defending WBC World super featherweight champion Foster floored Hernandez twice in round 12 resulting in referee Hector Afu stopping the bout.

Sunday, October 29, 2023-

General Santos City, Cotabado del Sur, Philippines-

Strawweight vs. Flyweight Bout-
Melvin Jerusalem (TTR #5, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #5, The Ring #6; 21-3, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
flyweight Francis Jay Diaz (8-7-1, 1 KO)
- This was Jerusalem's first bout since he lost the WBO World mini-flyweight title to Oscar Collazo on May 27, 2023.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023-

Tokyo, Japan-

Junior Featherweight Bout-
TJ Doheny (TTR #14; 25-4, 19 KOs)
TKO-1 2:28
Japhethlee Llamido (11-1, 4 KOs)
- Doheny retained the WBO Asia Pacific junior featherweight title.

Junior Featherweight Bout-
Toshiki Shimomachi (TTR #15; 17-1-3, 11 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 10
Toshiya Ishii (6-1-1, 4 KOs)
- The scores were 96-93 for Shimomachi, 95-95, and 95-95.
- Shimomachi retained the Japanese super bantamweight title.

Laval, Mayenne, France-

Jordy Weiss (TTR #19; 31-0-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Meriton Karaxha (30-8-4, 11 KOs)
- This bout was fought for the vacant EBU European welterweight title.
- Karaxha was a late substitute. Weiss was originally slated to fight Jon Miguez (TTR #20; 17-0-1, 8 KOs) for the vacant European title but Miguez was forced to withdraw because of a back injury.
- Weiss won by the scores of 119-110, 116-112, and 117-111. He is now 2-0 versus Karaxha.
Article By: Ken Pollitt with Antoine Patry DesLauriers contributing