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2024-06-25
TTR RANKED FIGHTERS IN ACTION- June 21-June 24- Arthur, Espinoza, Cortes, Crocker, Kobayashi, and Amparo Chalk Up Wins
Pictured: Rafael Espinoza


During the four-day period of Friday, June 21 through Monday, June 24, six men ranked by TTR as being among the best currently fighting in their respective weight classes were in action. All six, Lyndon Arthur, Rafael Espinoza, Andres Cortes, Lewis Crocker, Goki Kobayashi, and Jake Amparo, racked up victories.


Friday, June 21, 2024-

Bolton, Lancashire, England-

Light Heavyweight Bout-
Lyndon Arthur (TTR #13; 24-2, 16 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
Liam Cameron (23-6, 1 NC, 10 KOs)
- This bout was fought for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental light heavyweight title.
- Arthur weighed in at 175 1/2; Cameron at 174 1/2. The vacant title was available to Cameron only.
- The scores were 97-91 for Arthur, 95-93 for Cameron, and 95-93 for Arthur.
- With Arthur winning, the title remains vacant.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA-

Featherweight Bout-
Rafael Espinoza (TTR #6, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #6, The Ring #6; 25-0, 21 KOs)
TKO-4 2:45
Sergio Chirino (Sergio Chirino Sanchez; 22-2, 13 KOs)
- Espinoza floored Chirino in rounds 1, 3, and 4.
- Espinoza retained the WBO World featherweight title.

Junior Lightweight Bout-
Andres Cortes (TTR #16; 22-0, 12 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Abraham Nova (23-3, 16 KOs)
- This bout was fought for the vacant WBO NABO junior lightweight title. Cortes' WBO Inter-Continental junior lightweight title was not on the line.
- Many of the ringside observers thought Nova had done enough to win but the judges disagreed. The official scores were 96-94, 97-93, and 97-93 in favor of Cortes.


Saturday, June 22, 2024-

Birmingham, West Midlands, England-

Welterweight Bout-
Lewis Crocker (TTR #17; 20-0, 11 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Conah Walker (13-3-1, 5 KOs)
- This bout was fought for Walker's WBA International welterweight title. Crocker's WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title was not on the line.
- Walker had a point deducted for repeated low blows in round 9.
- Crocker won by the scores of 96-93, 96-93, and 95-94.


Sunday, June 23, 2024-

Osaka, Osaka, Japan-

Strawweight Bout-
Goki Kobayashi (TTR #11; 8-1, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Joseph Sumabong (6-1, 3 KOs)
- The scores were 97-93, 96-94, and 97-93.
- Kobayashi retained the WBO Asia Pacific mini-flyweight title.


Monday, June 24, 2024-

Bilar, Bohol, Philippines-

Strawweight Bout-
Jake Amparo (TTR #18; 15-6-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
JC Francisco (8-17-6, 3 KOs)


 
Article By: Ken Pollitt