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by Cliff Rold

 

Heavyweight (201 lbs.-Unlimited)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/09: #8 Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO) TKO2 #10 Charles Martin (23-1-1, 21 KO, IBF)

05/07: #6 Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KO) SD12 Dereck Chisora (25-6, 17 KO)

05/21: #10 Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KO) UD12 #8 Carlos Takam (33-3-1, 25 KO)

 

World Champion: Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBO/WBA Super)  

Lineage Descends From: Wladimir Klitschko RTD9 Ruslan Chagaev 06/20/2009

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO)

2. Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KO)

3. Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 KO, interim WBA)

4. Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KO, WBC, 3 Defenses)

5. Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KO)

6. Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

7. Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KO)

8. Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KO)

9. Carlos Takam (33-3-1, 25 KO)

10. Bryant Jennings (19-2, 10 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Wladimir Klitschko (2009-15)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal or Other: Joe Louis - 25

Current Champion – Defenses: 0 – Lineal/TBRB/WBO/WBA

 

Key Upcoming Heavyweight Contests

06/25: #6 Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KO)

07/09: World Champion Tyson Fury vs. #1 Wladimir Klitschko

07/21: #5 Joseph Parker vs. Solomon Haumono (24-2-2, 21 KO)

 

Cruiserweight (176-200 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/16: #1 Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0, 16 KO) UD12 Steve Cunningham (28-8-1, 13 KO)

05/20: Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KO) TKO10 #10 Youri Kalenga (22-3, 15 KO); interim WBA belt

05/21: #2 Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO, WBA) TKO2 #5 Victor Ramirez (22-3-1, 20 KO, IBF)

05/30: Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KO) TKO2 #6 Ilunga Makabu (19-2, 18 KO); vacant WBC belt

 

World Cruiserweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Yoan Pablo Hernandez Presumed Retired, 2016

                                                                                                                                                         

Top Ten Contenders                                                

1. Krzysztof Glowacki (26-0, 16 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

2. Denis Lebedev (29-2, 22 KO, WBA, 5 Defenses; IBF, 0 Defenses)

3. Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KO)

4. Tony Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

5. Yunier Dorticos (21-0, 20 KO, interim WBA)

6. Victor Ramirez (22-3-1, 20 KO)

7. Firat Arslan (36-8-2, 22 KO)

8. Ovil McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KO)

9. Oleksandr Usyk (9-0, 9 KO)

10. Mairis Briedis (20-0, 17 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Yoan Pablo Hernandez (2012-16)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Carlos DeLeon - 4

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Johnny Nelson (WBO) - 13

 

Key Upcoming Cruiserweight Contests

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Light Heavyweight (169-175 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/15: #6 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (16-0, 13 KO) RTD3 Derrick Findley (23-19-1, 15 KO)

 

World Light Heavyweight Champion: Adonis Stevenson (27-1, 22 KO, Lineal/TBRB/WBC)

Lineage Descends From: Pascal TD11 Dawson, 08/14/2010

 

Top Ten Contenders                                         

1. Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KO, WBO, 7 Defenses, IBF/WBA Super, 3 Defenses)

2. Andrzej Fonfara (28-3, 16 KO)

3. Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KO)

4. Eleider Alvarez (19-0, 10 KO)

5. Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KO, WBA, 6 Defenses)

6. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (16-0, 13 KO)

7. Jean Pascal (30-4-1, 16 KO)

8. Yunieski Gonzalez (16-2, 12 KO)

9. Isaac Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KO)

10. Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Chad Dawson (2012-13)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Bob Foster/Dariusz Michalczewski - 14

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Dariusz Michalczewski (WBO) – 23

Current Champion – Defenses: 6 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Light Heavyweight Contests

06/04: #10 Artur Beterbiev vs. Ezequiel Maderna (23-2, 15 KO)

06/18: #2 Andrzej Fonfara vs. Joe Smith Jr. (21-1, 17 KO)

07/11: #1 Sergey Kovalev vs. #9 Isaac Chilemba

 

Super Middleweight (161-168 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/09: #8 Gilberto Ramirez (34-0, 24 KO) UD12 #1 Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KO, WBO)

04/09: #4 George Groves (23-3, 18 KO) KO4 David Brophy (16-1-1, 1 KO)

04/29: #8 Anthony Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KO) TKO1 Caleb Truax (26-3-2, 16 KO)

04/30: #1 James DeGale (23-1, 14 KO, IBF) UD12 Rogelio Medina (36-7, 30 KO)

04/30: #3 Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO, WBC) D12 #7 Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KO)

 

World Super Middleweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Andre Ward Relinquished, 11/12/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Gilberto Ramirez (34-0, 24 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

2. James DeGale (23-1, 14 KO, IBF, 2 Defense)

3. Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KO, WBC, 2 Defense)

4. Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KO)

5. George Groves (23-3, 18 KO)

6. Fedor Chudinov (14-1, 10 KO)

7. Rogelio Medina (36-7, 30 KO)

8. Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KO)

9. Anthony Dirrell (29-1-1, 23 KO)

10. Felix Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

 

Previous Champion: Andre Ward (2011-15)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Chong Pal Park - 10

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Tie – Joe Calzaghe (WBO)/Sven Ottke (IBF) - 21

 

Key Upcoming Super Middleweight Contests

06/25: #5 George Groves vs. Martin Murray (33-3-1, 16 KO)

07/16: #4 Arthur Abraham vs. Tim Lihaug (15-1, 8 KO)

07/23: #1 Gilberto Ramirez vs. Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KO)

 

Middleweight (155-160 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/23: #1 Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KO) TKO2 Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KO)

05/07: World Champion Saul Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO) KO #5 at 147 Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KO)

05/07: #7 David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KO) TKO4 Glen Tapia (23-3, 15 KO)

 

World Middleweight Champion: Saul Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring)

Lineage Descends From: Hopkins TKO12 Trinidad 09/29/2001

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                  

1. Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KO, WBA Super, 16 Defenses; IBF, 1 Defenses; WBC, 4 Defenses)

2. Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

3. Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

4. Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KO)

5. Andy Lee (34-3-1, 24 KO)

6. Peter Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KO)

7. David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KO)

8. Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (33-2, 19 KO)

9. Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 15 KO, interim WBA)

10. Jorge Sebastian Heiland (27-4-2, 14 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Miguel Cotto (2014-15)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Carlos Monzon - 14

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Bernard Hopkins (IBF) – 20

Current Champion – Defenses: 1 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring

 

Key Upcoming Middleweight Contests

06/25: #9 Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Tom Doran (17-0, 7 KO)

 

Jr. Middleweight (148-154 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/21: #4 Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KO, IBF) UD12 #3 Austin Trout (30-3, 17 KO)

05/21: #1 Erislandy Lara (23-2-2, 13 KO, WBA) UD12 #6 Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KO)

05/21: #3 Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KO) KO8 John Jackson (20-3, 15 KO); vacant WBC title

 

World Jr. Middleweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Floyd Mayweather Retired 09/12/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                    

1. Erislandy Lara (23-2-2, 13 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

2. Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KO, IBF, 2 Defenses)

3. Jermell Charlo (28-0, 13 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

4. Demetrius Andrade (22-0, 15 KO)

5. Austin Trout (30-3, 17 KO)

6. Julian Williams (22-0-1, 14 KO)

7. Liam Smith (22-0-1, 11 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

8. Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KO)

9. Michael Soro (27-1-1, 17 KO)

10. Willie Nelson (25-2-1, 15 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Floyd Mayweather (2013-15)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Koichi Wajima - 6

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Gianfranco Rosi (IBF) – 11

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Middleweight Contests

06/04: #7 Liam Smith vs. Predrag Radosevic (30-1, 11 KO)

06/11: #5 Demetrius Andrade vs. #10 Willie Nelson

 

Welterweight (141-147 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/09: #1 Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO) vs. #2 Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO)

04/16: #9 Errol Spence (20-0, 15 KO) TKO5 Chris Algieri (21-3, 8 KO)

 

World Welterweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Retired, 04/09/2016

 

Top Ten Contenders

1. Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KO, IBF, 3 Defenses)

2. Timothy Bradley (33-2-1, 13 KO)

3. Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KO)

4. Amir Khan (31-3, 20 KO)

5. Keith Thurman (26-0, 22 KO, WBA, 5 Defenses)

6. Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

7. Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

8. Errol Spence (19-0, 16 KO)

9. Sammy Vasquez (21-0, 15 KO)

10. David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KO, interim WBA)

 

Previous Champion: Manny Pacquiao (2016)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal or Other: Henry Armstrong - 18

 

Key Upcoming Welterweight Contests

06/25: #3 Shawn Porter vs. #5 Keith Thurman

TBA: #1 Kell Brook vs. #7 Jessie Vargas

 

Jr. Welterweight (136-140 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/01: #6 Adrien Broner (32-2, 24 KO) TKO9 Ashley Theophane (39-7-1, 11 KO)

04/08: #8 Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0, 21 KO, IBF) TKO7 #10 Cesar Rene Cuenca (48-2, 2 KO)

05/07: Frankie Gomez (21-0, 13 KO) UD10 #5 Mauricio Herrera (22-6, 7 KO)

 

World Jr. Welterweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Danny Garcia moved to Welterweight, 08/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                         

1. Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

2. Terrence Crawford (28-0, 20 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

3. Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KO)

4. Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KO)

5. Mauricio Herrera (22-6, 7 KO)

6. Adrien Broner (32-2, 23 KO)

7. Jose Benavidez (24-0, 16 KO, interim WBA)

8. Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0, 21 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

9. Adrian Granados (17-4-2, 12 KO)

10. Sergey Lipinets (9-0, 7 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Danny Garcia (2013-15)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Antonio Cervantes - 10

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Julio Cesar Chavez (WBC) - 12

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Welterweight Contests

06/11: #4 Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina (28-6, 23 KO)

07/23: #1 Viktor Postol vs. #2 Terrence Crawford

07/23: #7 Jose Benavidez vs. Francisco Santana (24-4-1, 12 KO)

 

Lightweight (131-135 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/01: Robert Easter (17-0, 14 KO) TKO5 #6 Argenis Mendez (23-4-1, 12 KO)

05/07: #10 Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KO, WBA) KO7 Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KO)

 

World Lightweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Terrence Crawford moved to 140, 04/18/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                          

1. Dejan Zlaticanin (21-0, 14 KO)

2. Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KO)

3. Terry Flanagan (30-0, 12 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

4. Rances Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

5. Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

6. Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KO)

7. Robert Easter (17-0, 14 KO)

8. Sharif Bogere (28-1, 19 KO)

9. Petr Petrov (37-4-2, 18 KO)

10. Denis Shafikov (29-2-1, 19 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Terrence Crawford (2014)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Joe Gans – 14*

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Artur Grigorian (WBO) – 17

*Gans defenses were spread over two reigns but he never lost the title in the ring, the title vacated in a short trip to Welterweight before returning to reclaim the crown.  Roberto Duran can also be credited with the record at 12 in a single title reign.

 

Key Upcoming Lightweight Contests

06/03: #4 Rances Barthelemy vs. Mickey Bey (22-1-1, 10 KO)

06/11: #1 Dejan Zlaticanin vs. Emiliano Marsili (32-0-1, 14 KO); interim WBC belt

 

Jr. Lightweight (127-130 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/16: #7 Jose Pedraza (22-0, 12 KO, IBF) UD12 Stephen Smith (23-2, 13 KO)

04/27: Jezreel Corrales (20-1, 8 KO) KO2 #1 Takashi Uchiyama (24-1-1, 20 KO, WBA)

 

World Jr. Lightweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated July 2008

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Jezreel Corrales (20-1, 8 KO, WBA Super, 0 Defenses)

2. Francisco Vargas (23-0-1, 16 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Takashi Uchiyama (24-1-1, 20 KO, WBA Super, 11 Defenses)

4. Takashi Miura (29-3-2, 22 KO)

5. Javier Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

6. Roman Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

7. Orlando Salido (42-13-3, 29 KO)

8. Jose Pedraza (22-0, 12 KO, IBF, 2 Defenses)

9. Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21 KO)

10. Edner Cherry (34-7-2, 19 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Manny Pacquiao (2008, Vacated)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Brian Mitchell – 13

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Brian Mitchell (WBA) - 12

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Lightweight Contests

06/04: #2 Francisco Vargas vs. #6 Orlando Salido

06/24: #5 Javier Fortuna vs. Jason Sosa (18-1-4, 14 KO)

06/11: #6 Roman Martinez vs. #1 at 126 Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1, 3 KO)

 

Featherweight (123-126 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/09: #4 Lee Selby (24-1, 8 KO, IBF) UD12 Eric Hunter (21-4, 11 KO)

04/09: Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KO) TKO4 #9 Evgeny Gradovich (21-2-1, 9 KO)

04/16: #2 Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KO, WBC) TKO2 Patrick Hyland (31-2, 15 KO)

 

World Featherweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated March 19, 2005

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                             

1. Vasyl Lomachenko (5-1, 3 KO, WBO, 3 Defenses)

2. Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16 KO, WBC, 1 Defense)

3. Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KO, WBA Super, 1 Defense)

4. Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KO, IBF, 2 Defenses)

5. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO, WBA, 5 Defenses)

6. Simpiwe Vetyeka (29-3, 17 KO)

7. Abner Mares (28-2-1, 14 KO)

8. Oscar Valdez (19-0, 17 KO)

9. Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KO)

10. Thabo Sonjica (21-2, 15 KO)

 

* Attell’s record streak varies from 18-22 title defenses by source; the CyberBoxingZone records 20 title defenses while 18 is noted in numerous other historical records.

 

Previous Champion: Manny Pacquiao (2003-05, Vacated)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Abe Attell – 18*

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Eusebio Pedroza (WBA) – 19

 

Key Upcoming Featherweight Contests

06/25: #5 Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar vs. #7 Abner Mares

07/23: #8 Oscar Valdez vs. Matias Rueda (26-0, 23 KO)

07/30: #3 Leo Santa Cruz vs. #1 at 122 Carl Frampton

 

Jr. Featherweight (119-122 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/23: # Nonito Doniare (37-3, 24 KO) TKO3 Zsolt Bedak (25-2, 8 KO)

 

World Jr. Featherweight Champion: Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KO, Lineal/TBRB)

Lineage Descends From: Guillermo Rigondeaux UD12 Nonito Donaire, 04/13/2013

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                           

1. Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KO, IBF, 3 Defenses; WBA, 0 Defenses)

3. Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

2. Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO)

4. Hugo Ruiz (36-3, 32 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

5. Julio Ceja (30-2, 27 KO)

6. Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12 KO)

7. Albert Pagara (26-0, 18 KO)

8. Moises Flores (24-0, 17 KO, interim WBA)

9. Genesis Servania (27-0, 11 KO)

10. Rey Vargas (26-0, 21 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Nonito Donaire (2012-13)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal or Other: Wilfredo Gomez - 17

Current Champion – Defenses: 4 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBO

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Featherweight Contests

06/11: #9 Moises Flores vs. Paulus Ambunda (24-1, 10 KO)

06/11: #10 Rey Vargas vs. Alexis Kabore (25-1, 6 KO)

07/09: #8 Albert Pagara vs. Cesar Juarez (17-5, 13 KO)

 

Bantamweight (116-118 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/09: #4 Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KO, WBA) TKO9 Fernando Vargas (29-10-3, 20 KO)

04/30: #3 Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KO) UD12 Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-7-1, 23 KO)

05/14: #6 Lee Haskins (33-3, 14 KO, IBF) UD12 Ivan Morales (29-2, 17 KO)

 

World Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Bernardo Pinango Vacated March 1987

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17 KO, WBC, 10 Defenses)

2. Juan Carlos Payano (16-0, 8 KO, WBA Super, 1 Defense)

3. Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12 KO)

4. Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

5. Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19 KO)

6. Lee Haskins (33-3, 14 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

7. Pungluang Sor Singyu (52-3, 35 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

8. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KO, interim WBA)

9. Rau’shee Warren (13-1, 4 KO)

10. Marlon Tapales (28-2, 11 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Bernardo Pinango (1986-87, Vacated)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Manuel Ortiz - 15

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Orlando Canizales (IBF) – 16

 

Key Upcoming Bantamweight Contests

06/18: #2 Juan Carlos Payano vs. #9 Rau’shee Warren

 

Jr. Bantamweight (113-115 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/23: #2 Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KO, WBC) RTD7 Richie Mepranum (31-5-1, 8 KO)

04/27: #8 Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13 KO, WBA) UD12 Inthanon Sithchamuang (28-8-1, 17 KO)

05/08: #1 Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8 KO, WBO) UD12 David Carmona (20-3-5, 8 KO)

 

World Jr. Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Recognition removed from Vic Darchinyan April 2011

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

2. Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KO, WBC, 6 Defenses)

3. Zolani Tete (23-3, 19 KO)

4. McJoe Arroyo (17-0, 8 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

5. Luis Concepcion (34-4, 24 KO, interim WBA)

6. Omar Narvaez (45-2-2, 24 KO)

7. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (39-4-1, 36 KO)

8. Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

9. David Sanchez (29-3-2, 22 KO)

10. Norberto Jimenez (23-8-4, 12 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Vic Darchinyan (2009-11, 3 Defenses)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Masamori Tokuyama - 8

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Khaosai Galaxy (WBA) - 19

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Bantamweight Contests

06/04: Zolani Tete vs. Victor Ruiz (21-5, 15 KO)

06/11: #6 Omar Narvaez vs. Breilor Teran (15-13-1, 8 KO)

 

Flyweight (109-112 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/23: World Champion Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KO) UD12 #6 McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KO)

05/25: #9 John Riel Casimero (22-3, 14 KO) KO4 #2 Amnat Ruenroeng (17-1, 5 KO, IBF)

 

World Flyweight Champion: Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC)

Lineage Descends From: Canto MD15 Oguma, 01/08/1975*

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Juan Francisco Estrada (33-2, 24 KO, WBO/WBA Unified, 5 Defenses)

2. Johnriel Casimero (22-3, 14 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

3. Kazuto Ioka (19-1, 11 KO, WBA, 2 Defenses)

4. Moruti Mthalane (32-2-2, 21 KO)

5. Brian Viloria (36-5, 22 KO)

6. Amnat Ruenroeng (17-1, 5 KO)

7. McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KO)

8. Juan Carlos Reveco (36-3, 19 KO)

9. Edgar Sosa (52-9, 30 KO)

10. Nawaphon Por Chokchai (34-0, 27 KO)

 

*Canto, a WBC champion, was regarded by some, including Ring Magazine, as lineal champ as early as 1975 for defeating Shoji Oguma; became clear champion when twice defended against foe Betulio Gonzalez became WBA champ on 08/13/1978

 

Previous Champion: Akira Yaegashi (2013-14)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal or Other: Pongsaklek Wonjongkam – 17

Current Champion – Defenses: 4 - Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Flyweight Contests

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Jr. Flyweight (106-108 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/24: #8 Rey Loreto (22-13, 14 KO) TKO4 Koji Itagaki (16-10-2, 7 KO)

04/27: #9 Ryoichi Taguchi (24-2-1, 11 KO, WBA) RTD11 Juan Landaeta (27-9-1, 21 KO)

05/08: #4 Akira Yaegashi (24-5, 12 KO, IBF) SD12 Martin Tecuapetla (13-7-3, 10 KO)

05/28: #1 Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KO, WBO) RTD5 Raul Garcia (38-4-1, 23 KO)

 

World Jr. Flyweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Recognition removed from Giovanni Segura 12/11/2011

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KO, WBO, 9 Defenses; Ring, 5 Defenses)

2. Ganigan Lopez (27-6, 17 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Pedro Guevara (27-2-1, 17 KO)

4. Akira Yaegashi (24-5, 12 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

5. Javier Mendoza (24-3-1, 19 KO)

6. Moises Fuentes (23-2-1, 12 KO)

7. Jonathan Taconing (22-2-1, 18 KO)

8. Rey Loreto (22-13, 14 KO)

9. Ryoichi Taguchi (23-2-1, 10 KO, WBA, 2 Defenses)

10. Jesse Espinas (14-2, 10 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Giovanni Segura (2010-11)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Saman Sorjaturong - 10

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Myung-Woo Yuh (WBA) – 17

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Flyweight Contests

09/24: #1 Donnie Nietes vs. #6 Moises Fuentes

 

Strawweight (105 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/25: Jose Antonio Jimenez (17-5-1, 7 KO) SD12 #9 Xiong Zhao Zhong (26-7-1, 14 KO)

 

World Strawweight Champion: Vacant     

Vacant Since: Ricardo Lopez vacated in 1999

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Wanheng Menayothin (42-0, 17 KO, WBC, 4 Defenses)

2. Byron Rojas (17-2-3, 8 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

3. Hekkie Budler (29-2, 9 KO)

4. Jose Argumedo (16-3-1, 9 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

5. Katsunari Takayama (30-8, 12 KO)

6. Knockout CP Freshmart (12-0, 6 KO; interim WBA)

7. Carlos Buitrago (28-1-1, 16 KO)

8. Jose Antonio Jimenez (17-5-1, 7 KO)

9. Xiong Zhao Zhong (26-7-1, 14 KO)

10. Saul Juarez (23-4-1, 12 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Ricardo Lopez (1990-99, Vacated)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal or Other: Ricardo Lopez – 22

 

Key Upcoming Strawweight Contests

06/17: #4 Jose Argumedo vs. Julio Mendoza (11-4, 3 KO)

06/29: #2 Byron Rojas vs. #6 Knockout CP Freshmart

 

Want More: For the shorter version of what to watch in the squared circle, check out the latest BoxingScene Pound for Pound Ratings at: http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/view.php?pg=pound

 

Records acquired from BoxRec.com

 

Cliff Rold is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene, a founding member of the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America.  He can be reached at [email protected]


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