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by Cliff Rold

 

Heavyweight (201 lbs.-Unlimited)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/05: #3 Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22 KO) KO6 Tony Thompson (40-7, 27 KO)

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

 

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

6. Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KO)

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

8. Carlos Takam (33-2-1, 25 KO)

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

10. Joseph Parker (18-0, 16 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

05/07: #6 Kubrat Pulev vs. Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KO)

05/21: #2 Alexander Povetkin vs. #4 Deontay Wilder

05/21: #8 Carlos Takam vs. #10 Joseph Parker

 

Cruiserweight (176-200 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

02/27: #4 Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KO) RTD10 #8 Ola Afolabi (22-5-4, 11 KO)

 

World Cruiserweight Champion: Vacant

Lineage Descends From: Yoan Pablo Hernandez Presumed Retired, 2016

                                                                                                                                                         

Top Ten Contenders                                                

1. Krzysztof Glowacki (25-0, 16 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

2. Denis Lebedev (28-2, 21 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

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

4. Grigory Drozd (40-1, 28 KO, WBC, 1 Defense)

5. Victor Ramirez (22-2-1, 20 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

6. Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 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. Youri Kalenga (22-2, 15 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

04/16: #1 Krzysztof Glowacki vs. Steve Cunningham (28-7-1, 13 KO)

04/30: #8 Ovil McKenzie vs. Dmytro Kucher (23-1-1, 17 KO)

05/20: #10 Youri Kalenga vs. Yunier Dorticos (20-0, 19 KO); vacant WBA belt

05/21: #2 Denis Lebedev vs. #5 Victor Ramirez

 

Light Heavyweight (169-175 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/12: #4 Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KO, WBA) UD12 Eduard Gutknecht (29-4-1, 12 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 (15-0, 12 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

04/15: #6 Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Derrick Findley (23-18-1, 15 KO)

 

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)

 

World Super Middleweight Champion: Vacant

Lineage Descends From: Andre Ward Relinquished, 11/12/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. James DeGale (22-1, 14 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

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

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

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

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

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

7. Lucian Bute (32-3, 25 KO)

8. Anthony Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KO)

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

10. Callum Smith (19-0, 14 KO)

 

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

04/29: #8 Anthony Dirrell vs. Caleb Truax (26-2-2, 16 KO)

04/30: #1 James DeGale vs. Rogelio Medina (36-6, 30 KO)

04/30: #3 Badou Jack vs. #7 Lucian Bute

 

Middleweight (155-160 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/26: #9 Chris Eubank Jr. (22-1, 15 KO) TKO10 Nick Blackwell (19-4-1, 8 KO)

 

World Middleweight Champion: Saul Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                  

1. Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO, WBA Super, 15 Defenses; IBF, 0 Defenses; interim WBC)

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 (34-3, 31 KO)

8. Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (31-2, 18 KO)

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

10. Jorge Sebastian Heiland (26-4-2, 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: 0 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Middleweight Contests

04/23: #1 Gennady Golovkin vs. Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 KO)

04/30: #3 Billy Joe Saunders vs. Max Bursak (32-4-1, 15 KO)

05/07: World Champion Saul Alvarez vs. #5 at 147 Amir Khan

05/07: #7 David Lemieux vs. Glen Tapia (23-2, 15 KO)

 

Jr. Middleweight (148-154 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/05: #8 Julian Williams (22-0-1, 14 KO) TKO7 Marcello Matano (16-2, 5 KO)

 

World Jr. Middleweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Floyd Mayweather Retired 09/12/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                    

1. Erislandy Lara (22-2-2, 13 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

2. Jermell Charlo (27-0, 12 KO)

3. Austin Trout (30-2, 17 KO)

4. Jermall Charlo (23-0, 18 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

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

6. Vanes Martirosyan (36-2-1, 21 KO)

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

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

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: Terry Norris (WBC) – 10

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Middleweight Contests

05/21: #3 Austin Trout vs. #4 Jermall Charlo

05/21: #1 Erislandy Lara vs. #6 Vanes Martirosyan

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

 

Welterweight (141-147 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/05: #7 at 140 Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KO) TKO9 #9 Sadam Ali vs.; vacant WBO title

03/26: #3 Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KO) TKO2 Kevin Bizier (25-3, 17 KO)

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

 

World Welterweight Champion: Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KO, Lineal/TBRB)

Lineage Descends From: Pacquiao UD12 Bradley, 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. Sammy Vasquez (21-0, 15 KO)

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

10. Dmitry Mikhaylenko (21-0, 9 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Floyd Mayweather (2010-15)

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

 

Key Upcoming Welterweight Contests

04/16: #9 Errol Spence vs. Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KO)

05/06: #10 Dmitry Mikhaylenko vs. Charles Manyuchi (17-2-1, 11 KO)

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

 

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)

 

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 (22-5, 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

05/07: #5 Mauricio Herrera vs. Frankie Gomez (20-0, 13 KO)

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

 

Lightweight (131-135 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/12: #3 Terry Flanagan (30-0, 12 KO, WBO) UD12 Derry Matthews (38-10-2, 20 KO)

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

 

World Lightweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                          

1. Dejan Zleticanin (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. Yuriorkis Gamboa (25-1, 17 KO)

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

7. Miguel Vazquez (35-4, 13 KO)

8. Sharif Bogere (27-1, 19 KO)

9. Petr Petrov (36-4-2, 17 KO)

10. Anthony Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

 

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

05/07: #10 Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso (19-0-2, 18 KO)

 

Jr. Lightweight (127-130 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

12/19: #1 at 126 Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21 KO) D10 Jason Sosa (18-1-4, 14 KO)

12/31: #1 Takashi Uchiyama (24-0-1, 20 KO, WBA Super) TKO3 Oliver Flores (27-2-2, 17 KO)

 

World Jr. Lightweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated July 2008

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Takashi Uchiyama (24-0-1, 20 KO, WBA Super, 11 Defenses)

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

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

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

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

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

7. Jose Pedraza (21-0, 12 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

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

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

10. Miguel Berchelt (29-1, 26 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

04/16: #7 Jose Pedraza vs. Stephen Smith (23-1, 13 KO)

04/27: #1 Takashi Uchiyama vs. Jezreel Corrales (19-1, 7 KO)

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

 

Featherweight (123-126 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/05: Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17 KO) KO7 #9 Robinson Castellanos (21-11, 13 KO)

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)

 

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. (26-1, 15 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

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 (28-3, 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

04/16: #2 Gary Russell vs. Patrick Hyland (31-1, 15 KO)

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

 

Jr. Featherweight (119-122 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

02/27: #1 Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KO, IBF) SD12 #2 Scott Quigg (31-1-2, 23 KO, WBA)

02/27: Hugo Ruiz (36-3, 32 KO) TKO1 #4 Julio Ceja (30-2, 27 KO, WBC)

02/27: #8 Albert Pagara (26-0, 18 KO) UD12 Yesner Talavera (15-4-1, 4 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 (36-3, 23 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

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. Hidenori Otake (24-2-3, 11 KO)

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

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

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

10. Genesis Servania (27-0, 11 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

04/23: # Nonito Doniare vs. Zsolt Bedak (25-1, 8 KO)

 

Bantamweight (116-118 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/04: #1 Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2, 17 KO, WBC) UD12 Liborio Solis (23-4-1, 10 KO)

04/09: #4 Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1, 13 KO, WBA) TKO9 Fernando Vargas (29-10-3, 20 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 (35-4-1, 12 KO)

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

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

6. Lee Haskins (32-3, 14 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

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

04/30: #3 Anselmo Moreno vs. Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-6-1, 23 KO)

05/14: #6 Lee Haskins vs. Ivan Morales (29-1, 17 KO)

 

Jr. Bantamweight (113-115 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/12: #3 Zolani Tete (23-3, 19 KO) TKO7 Jose Gonzalez (22-4, 12 KO)

 

World Jr. Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Recognition removed from Vic Darchinyan April 2011

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Naoya Inoue (9-0, 7 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

2. Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KO, WBC, 5 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 (38-4-1, 35 KO)

8. Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13 KO, WBA, 2 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

04/16: #4 McJoe Arroyo vs. Jerwin Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KO)

04/23: #2 Carlos Cuadras vs. Richie Mepranum (31-4-1, 8 KO)

04/27: #8 Kohei Kono vs. Inthanon Sithchamuang (28-7-1, 17 KO)

05/08: #1 Naoya Inoue vs. David Carmona (20-2-5, 8 KO)

 

Flyweight (109-112 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

02/13: #8 Edgar Sosa (52-9, 30 KO) UD6 Orlando Garcia (17-22, 14 KO)

 

World Flyweight Champion: Roman Gonzalez (44-0, 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. Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0, 5 KO, IBF, 5 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. McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO)

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

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

9. Johnriel Casimero (21-3, 13 KO)

10. Nawaphon Por Chokchai (33-0, 26 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: 3 - Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Flyweight Contests

04/23: World Champion Roman Gonzalez vs. #6 McWilliams Arroyo

05/25: #2 Amnat Ruenroang vs. #9 John Riel Casimero

 

Jr. Flyweight (106-108 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/04: Ganigan Lopez (27-6, 17 KO) MD12 #2 Yu Kimura (18-3-1, 3 KO, WBC)

 

World Jr. Flyweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Donnie Nietes (37-1-4, 21 KO, WBO, 8 Defenses; Ring, 4 Defenses)

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

3. Pedro Guevara (26-2-1, 17 KO)

4. Akira Yaegashi (23-5, 12 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

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 (21-13, 13 KO)

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

10. Jesse Espinas (13-2, 9 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

04/24: #8 Rey Loreto vs. Koji Itagaki (16-9-2, 7 KO)

04/27: #9 Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Juan Landaeta (27-8-1, 21 KO)

05/08: #4 Akira Yaegashi vs. Martin Tecuapetla (13-6-3, 10 KO)

 

Strawweight (105 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/03: #2 Wanheng Menayothin (41-0, 16 KO, WBC) TKO5 Go Odaira (12-5-3, 1 KO)

03/19: #9 Byron Rojas (17-2-3, 8 KO) UD12 #1 Hekkie Budler (29-2, 9 KO, WBA)

 

World Strawweight Champion: Vacant     

Vacant Since: Ricardo Lopez vacated in 1999

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Wanheng Menayothin (41-0, 16 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. Kosei Tanaka (6-0, 3 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

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

9. Xiong Zhao Zhong (26-6-1, 14 KO)

10. Jesus Silvestre (31-6, 22 KO)

 

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

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

 

Key Upcoming Strawweight Contests

05/25: #9 Xiong Zhao Zhong vs. Jose Antonio Jimenez (16-5-1, 7 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 [email protected]


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