Bradley remained the number one junior welterweight at Secondsout. However, Alexander dropped from third to fifth after looking very vulnerable in his last two outings. Amir Khan holds at number two, but Marcos Rene Maidana is elevated to third and Andreas Kotelnik climbs to fourth.
Also on January 29, in Carnival City, Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa, Nkosinathi Joyi remained the IBF 105 pound champion after his bout with Katsunari Takayama was ruled a no-contest after three rounds. Takayama suffered a cut about his left eye and was deemed unfit to continue. Joyi’s record stands at 21-0 (15) and Takayama remains 24-4 (10).
Joyi remains SecondsOut top strawweight and Takayama continues to be ranked tenth.
On the same card, Argenis Mendez scored a career best victory with a wide decision over former 130 pound champion Cassius Baloyi. Mendez now stands to meet Mzonke Fana for the IBF title since the Baloyi bout was a title eliminator. Mendez improved his record to 18-1 (9). Baloyi dropped to 37-6-1 (19).
Mendez solidified his standing as SecondsOut’s ninth best 130 pounder.
SecondsOut Ranked Fighters in Action between January 31-February 6:
Monday, January 31:
Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan:
Ryol Li Lee versus Akifumi Shimoda for the WBA 122 pound crown.
Takashi Uchiyama versus Takashi Miura for the WBA 130 pound crown.
Saturday, February 5:
Coliseo Bernado Caraballo in Cartagena, Colombia:
Ramon Garcia Hirales versus Jesus Geles for the interim WBO 108 pound crown.
Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan:
Tomas Rojas versus Nobou Nashiro for the WBC super flyweight title.
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