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Cliff Rold

 

Heavyweight (201 lbs.-Unlimited)

 

Notable Recent Results

01/17: #7 Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO) UD12 #3 Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KO, WBC)

 

World Champion: Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 53 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/IBF/WBO/WBA Super)     

Lineage Descends From: W. Klitschko RTD9 Chagaev 06/20/2009

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 19 KO)

2. Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KO)

3. Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

4. Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KO)

5. Bermane Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KO, WBC)

6. Carlos Takam (30-2-1, 23 KO)

6. Steve Cunningham (28-6, 13 KO)

8. Vyacheslav Glazkov (19-0-1, 12 KO)

9. Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KO)

10. Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Lennox Lewis (2001-03, Retired)

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 10 – Lineal/Ring; 17 – IBF; 13 –WBO; 7 – WBA; 2 – TBRB

 

Key Upcoming Heavyweight Contests

03/14: #6 Steve Cunningham vs. #8 Vyacheslav Glazkov

04/25: World Champion Wladimir Klitschko vs. #9 Bryant Jennings

 

Cruiserweight (176-200 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

11/28: #9 Rakhim Chakhkiev (21-1, 16 KO) TKO4 Jackson Junior (15-2, 13 KO)

 

World Cruiserweight Champion: Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KO, Lineal/Ring/IBF)

Lineage Descends From: Hernandez UD12 Cunningham 02/04/12

                                                                                                                                                         

Top Ten Contenders                                                

1. Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KO, WBO, 13 Defenses)

2. Grigory Drozd (39-1, 27 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Denis Lebedev (26-2, 20 KO, WBA, 2 Defenses)

4. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (49-3-1, 35 KO)

5. Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KO)

6. Firat Arslan (34-8-2, 21 KO)

7. Thabiso Mchunu (17-1, 11 KO)

8. Ilunga Makabu (18-1, 17 KO)

9. Rakhim Chakhkiev (21-1, 16 KO)

10. Youri Kalenga (21-1, 14 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Tomasz Adamek (2007-09)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Carlos DeLeon - 4

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 3 – Lineal; 4 – IBF

 

Key Upcoming Cruiserweight Contests

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Light Heavyweight (169-175 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/06: #3 Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 16 KO) NC2 Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KO)

12/06: #5 Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KO, WBA) KO1 Pawel Glazewski (23-1, 5 KO)

12/19: World Champion Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KO) KO5 Dmitry Sukhotsky (22-3, 16 KO)

12/19: #10 Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KO) TKO2 Jeff Page (15-1, 10 KO)

 

World Light Heavyweight Champion: Adonis Stevenson (25-1, 21 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring /WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                         

1. Sergey Kovalev (26-0-1, 22 KO, WBO, 4 Defenses, IBF/WBA Super, 0 Defenses)

2. Bernard Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KO)

3. Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 16 KO)

4. Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KO)

5. Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

6. Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KO)

7. Isaac Chilemba (23-2-2, 10 KO)

8. Eleider Alvarez (16-0, 9 KO)

9. Gabriel Campillo (25-6-1, 12 KO)

10. Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 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: 4 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Light Heavyweight Contests

03/14: #1 Sergey Kovalev vs. #3 Jean Pascal

 

Super Middleweight (161-168 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

01/24: #10 Gilberto Ramirez (31-0, 24 KO) UD10 Maxim Vlasov (30-1, 15 KO)

 

World Super Middleweight Champion: Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBA Super)

Lineage Descends From: Ward UD12 Froch 12/17/2011

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO, IBF, 4 Defenses; WBA Unified, 2 Defenses)

2. Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

3. Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KO)

4. Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

5. Sakio Bika (32-6-3, 21 KO)

6. George Groves (21-2, 16 KO)

7. James DeGale (20-1, 14 KO)

8. Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KO)

9. Gilberto Ramirez (31-0, 24 KO)

10. Rogelio Medina (33-6, 27 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Joe Calzaghe (2006-08, Vacated)

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

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 2 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring; 6 - WBA

 

Key Upcoming Super Middleweight Contests

02/21: #2 Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KO)

 

Middleweight (155-160 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

11/15: Jorge Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KO) KO10 #9 Matthew Macklin (30-6, 20 KO)

12/03: #7 Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO) UD12 Jarrod Fletcher (18-3, 10 KO)

 

World Middleweight Champion: Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                  

1. Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KO, WBA Super, 12 Defenses; interim WBC)

2. Peter Quillin (31-0, 22 KO, WBO, 3 Defenses)

3. Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO)

4. Jermain Taylor (33-4-1, 20 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

5. Sam Soliman (44-12, 18 KO)

6. Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KO)

7. Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO)

8. Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KO)

9. Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (31-1, 18 KO)

10. Daniel Jacobs (28-1, 25 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

 

Previous Champion: Kelly Pavlik (2007-10)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Carlos Monzon - 14

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 0 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Middleweight Contests

02/21: #1 Gennady Golovkin vs. #8 Martin Murray

 

Jr. Middleweight (148-154 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/11: #3 Austin Trout (28-2, 15 KO) RTD7 Luis Grajeda (17-4-2, 13 KO)

12/12: #2 Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KO) UD12 #7 Ishe Smith (26-7, 12 KO)

12/13: #6 Jermell Charlo (25-0, 11 KO) UD10 Mario Lozano (28-6, 22 KO)

 

World Jr. Middleweight Champion: Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO, TBRB/Ring/WBC/WBA Super)

Lineage Descends From: Mayweather UD12 Alvarez, 09/14/2013

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                    

1. Saul Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO)

2. Erislandy Lara (20-2-2, 12 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

3. Austin Trout (28-2, 15 KO)

4. Demetrius Andrade (21-0, 14 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

5. Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KO)

6. Jermell Charlo (25-0, 11 KO)

7. Ishe Smith (26-6, 12 KO)

8. Cornelius Bundrage (34-5, 19 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

9. Carlos Molina (22-6-2, 6 KO)

10. Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Ronald "Winky" Wright (2004-05, Vacated)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Koichi Wajima - 6

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Other: Terry Norris (WBC) – 10

Current Champion – Defenses: 1 - Lineal/TBRB/Ring; 2 – WBA Super; 1 – WBC

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Middleweight Contests

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Welterweight (141-147 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

01/24: Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KO) RTD3 #4 at 140 Mike Alvarado (34-4, 23 KO)

 

World Welterweight Champion: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KO, Lineal/Ring/WBC/WBA Unified)

Lineage Descends From: Mayweather UD12 Mosley, 05/01/2010

 

Top Ten Contenders

1. Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

2. Timothy Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KO)

3. Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO)

4. Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

5. Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KO)

6. Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KO)

7. Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KO, interim WBA)

8. Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

9. Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KO)

10. Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Floyd Mayweather (2006-08, Retired)

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 4 – Lineal; 3 – WBC; 2 – Ring; 1 – WBA

 

Key Upcoming Welterweight Contests

03/07: #7 Keith Thurman vs. #10 Robert Guerrero

03/13: #8 Shawn Porter vs. Roberto Garcia (36-3, 23 KO)

03/28: #4 Kell Brook vs. Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KO)

 

Jr. Welterweight (136-140 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/13: Jose Benavidez (22-0, 15 KO) UD12 #6 Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KO)

 

World Jr. Welterweight Champion: Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC/WBA Super)

Lineage Descends From: Garcia UD12 Matthysse, 09/14/2013

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                         

1. Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KO)

2. Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

3. Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO)

4. Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KO, IBF, 3 Defenses)

5. Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KO)

6. Jessie Vargas (26-0, 9 KO, WBA, 2 Defenses)

7. Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KO)

8. Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KO)

9. Viktor Postol (26-0, 11 KO)

10. Thomas Dulorme (22-1, 14 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Manny Pacquiao (2009-10)

Consecutive Title Defense Record, Lineal: Antonio Cervantes - 10

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 1 – Lineal/TBRB; 4 – WBC; 3 – Ring/WBA

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Welterweight Contests

03/07: #8 Adrien Broner vs. John Molina (27-5, 22 KO)

04/11: World Champion Danny Garcia vs. #4 Lamont Peterson; non-title

 

Lightweight (131-135 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

11/15: #7 Yuriorkis Gamboa TKO6 Joel Montes de Orca (18-4, 10 KO)

11/29: #1 Terrence Crawford (25-0, 17 KO, WBO) UD12 #2 Raymundo Beltran (29-7-1, 17 KO); vacant World Championship

World Lightweight Champion: Terrence Crawford (25-0, 17 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBO)

Vacant Since: Juan Manuel Marquez Moved to 140, 04/14/2012

Lineage Descends From: Crawford UD12 Beltran, 11/29/2014

 

Top Ten Contenders                          

1. Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8 KO, WBA, 2 Defenses)

2. Dejan Zleticanin (20-0, 13 KO)

3. Raymundo Beltran (29-7-1, 17 KO)

4. Mickey Bey (21-1-1, 10 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

5. Miguel Vazquez (34-4, 13 KO)

6. Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17 KO)

7. Omar Figueroa (24-0-1, 18 KO, WBC, 2 Defenses)

8. Sharif Bogere (26-1, 18 KO)

9. Kevin Mitchell (38-2, 28 KO)

10. Denis Shafikov (35-1-1, 19 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Juan Manuel Marquez (2008-12)

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

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 0 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring; 2 - WBO

*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

01/31: #9 Kevin Mitchell vs. Daniel Estrada (34-3-1, 24 KO)

 

Jr. Lightweight (127-130 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

01/17: Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4 KO) UD12 #8 Daiki Kaneko (21-4-3, 14 KO)

 

World Jr. Lightweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated July 2008

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Takashi Uchiyama (22-0-1, 18 KO, WBA, 9 Defenses)

2. Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KO, WBC, 3 Defenses)

3. Rances Barthelemy (21-0, 12 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

4. Argenis Mendez (21-3-1, 11 KO)

5. Diego Magdaleno (26-1, 10 KO)

6. Orlando Salido (42-12-2, 29 KO, interim WBO)

7. Bryan Vasquez (34-1, 18 KO)

8. Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4 KO)

9. Jose Pedraza (19-0, 12 KO)

10. Adrian Estrella (20-0, 18 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

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Featherweight (123-126 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

11/22: #8 Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO, WBO) UD12 Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-2, 33 KO)

11/29: #5 Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KO, IBF) D12 Jayson Velez (22-0-1, 16 KO)

12/20: #10 Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO) TKO5 Ruben Tamayo (25-5-4, 17 KO)

 

World Featherweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated March 19, 2005

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                             

1. Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KO, WBC, 2 Defenses)

2. Nicholas Walters (24-0, 20 KO, WBA Super, 0 Defenses)

2. Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KO)

3. Simpiwe Vetyeka (27-3, 16 KO)

4. Abner Mares (27-1-1, 14 KO)

5. Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KO, IBF, 4 Defenses)

7. Vasyl Lomachenko (3-1, 1 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

8. Lee Selby (20-1, 8 KO)

9. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO; interim WBA)

10. Jayson Velez (22-0-1, 16 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

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Jr. Featherweight (119-122 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/31: World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KO) RTD11 Hisashi Amagasa (28-5-2, 19 KO)

01/17: #2 Leo Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KO, WBC) TKO8 Jesus Ruiz (33-6-5, 22 KO)

 

World Jr. Featherweight Champion: Guillermo Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBA Unified/WBO)

Vacant Since: Israel Vasquez Vacated May 28, 2009

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                           

1. Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

2. Leo Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KO, WBC, 4 Defenses)

3. Scott Quigg (30-0-2, 22 KO, WBA Regular, 5 Defenses)

4. Kiko Martinez (31-5, 23 KO)

5. Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO)

6. Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9 KO)

7. Shingo Wake (17-4-2, 10 KO)

8. Andres Gutierrez (31-0-1, 22 KO)

9. Thabo Sonjica (20-2, 14 KO)

10. Albert Pagara (22-0, 15 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Nonito Donaire (2012-13)

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 3 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBO; 6 – WBA

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Featherweight Contests

02/28: #1 Carl Frampton vs. #5 Chris Avalos

 

Bantamweight (116-118 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

11/01: #4 Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19 KO, WBO) Sd12 Alejandro Hernandez (28-11-2, 15 KO)

11/22: #5 Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12 KO) TKO10 Javier Chacon (20-3, 5 KO)

 

World Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Bernardo Pinango Vacated March 1987

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KO, WBC, 7 Defenses)

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

3. Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 11 KO)

4. Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19 KO, WBO, 3 Defenses)

5. Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

6. Julio Ceja (28-1, 26 KO)

7. Malcolm Tunacao (35-3-3, 20 KO)

8. Paulus Ambunda (22-1, 10 KO)

9. Randy Caballero (22-0, 13 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

10. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (24-1, 17 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

02/27: #9 Randy Caballero vs. Alberto Guevara (19-2, 7 KO)

 

Jr. Bantamweight (113-115 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/19: #5 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (31-4-1, 28 KO) TKO2 Jemmy Gobel (18-26-5, 13 KO)

12/20: #4 McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KO) UD12 Mark Anthony Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KO)

12/30: #2 at 108 Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7 KO) KO2 #1 Omar Narvaez (43-2-2, 23 KO, WBO)

12/31: #6 Kohei Kono (30-8-1, 13 KO, WBA) D12 Norberto Jimenez (20-8-3, 10 KO)

 

World Jr. Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Recognition removed from Vic Darchinyan April 2011

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

2. Carlos Cuadras (31-0-1, 25 KO, WBC, 2 Defenses)

3. Zolani Tete (19-3, 16 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

4. Omar Narvaez (43-2-2, 23 KO)

5. McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KO)

6. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (31-4-1, 28 KO)

7. Kohei Kono (30-8, 13 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

8. Arthur Villanueva (26-0, 14 KO)

9. Felipe Orucuta (29-3, 24 KO)

10. David Sanchez (26-2-2, 20 KO, interim WBA)

 

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

02/14: #10 David Sanchez vs. Juan Alberto Rosas (40-8, 28 KO)

03/06: #3 Zolani Tete vs. Paul Butler (17-0, 8 KO)

 

Flyweight (109-112 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/06: #1 Juan Francisco Estrada (31-2, 22 KO, WBO/WBA) UD10 Joebert Alvarez (14-1-1, 6 KO); non-title

12/19: #7 Juan Carlos Reveco (35-1, 19 KO, WBA) TKO5 #10 Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep (34-3, 20 KO)

12/31: #10 Kazuto Ioka (16-1, 10 KO) KO5 Jean Piero Perez (20-8-1, 14 KO)

 

World Flyweight Champion: Roman Gonzalez (41-0, 35 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Juan Francisco Estrada (30-2, 22 KO, WBO/WBA Unified, 3 Defenses)

2. Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KO, IBF, 2 Defenses)

3. Juan Carlos Reveco (35-1, 19 KO, WBA Regular, 8 Defenses)

4. Moruti Mthalane (31-2-2, 20 KO)

5. Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KO)

6. Brian Viloria (35-4, 21 KO)

7. Kazuto Ioka (16-1, 10 KO)

8. Akira Yaegashi (20-5, 10 KO)

9. McWilliams Arroyo (15-2, 13 KO)

10. Giovani Segura (32-4, 28 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: 1 - Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Flyweight Contests

03/07: #2 Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO)

 

Jr. Flyweight (106-108 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/30: #5 Pedro Guevara (24-1-1, 16 KO) KO7 #3 at 112 Akira Yaegashi (20-5, 10 KO); vacant WBC belt

01/10: #3 Javier Mendoza (23-2-1, 19 KO, IBF) TKO2 Mauricio Fuentes (17-4, 11 KO)

 

World Jr. Flyweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Donnie Nietes (34-1-4, 20 KO, WBO, 5 Defenses; Ring, 1 Defense)

2. Pedro Guevara (24-1-1, 16 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Javier Mendoza (23-2-1, 19 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

4. Moises Fuentes (20-2-1, 11 KO)

5. Raul Garcia (36-3-1, 22 KO)

6. Ganigan Lopez (25-5, 16 KO)

7. Ramon Garcia (20-5-1, 12 KO)

8. Paipharob Kokietgym (27-0, 20 KO)

9. Rey Loreto (19-13, 11 KO)

10. Ryoichi Taguchi (21-2-1, 8 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

 

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

02/28: #9 Rey Loreto vs. Nkosinathi Joyi (24-3, 17 KO)

 

Strawweight (105 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/31: #4 Katsunari Takayama (28-7, 11 KO) TKO7 Go Odaira (11-4-3, 1 KO); vacant WBO and IBF belts

 

World Strawweight Champion: Vacant     

Vacant Since: Ricardo Lopez vacated in 1999

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Hekkie Budler (27-1, 9 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

2. Wanheng Menayothin (36-0, 11 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Katsunari Takayama (28-7, 11 KO, IBF/WBO, 0 Defenses)

4. Osvaldo Novoa (14-5-1, 9 KO)

5. Xiong Zhao Zhong (24-6-1, 14 KO)

6. Knockout CP Freshmart (9-0, 5 KO)

7. Carlos Buitrago (27-0-1, 16 KO)

8. Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 4 KO)

9. Alexis Diaz (16-0, 10 KO)

10. Byron Rojas (15-2-3, 8 KO)

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

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

 

Key Upcoming Strawweight Contests

02/21: #1 Hekkie Budler vs. Jesus Silvestre (30-5, 22 KO)

 

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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 roldboxing@hotmail.com

 


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