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Cliff Rold

 

Heavyweight (201 lbs.-Unlimited)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/25: World Champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KO) UD12 #7 Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KO)

 

World Champion: Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 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 (24-0, 18 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)

6. Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KO)

7. Carlos Takam (31-2-1, 24 KO)

8. Vyacheslav Glazkov (20-0-1, 12 KO)

9. Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KO)

10. Anthony Joshua (12-0, 12 KO)

 

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

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 11 – Lineal/Ring; 18 – IBF; 14 –WBO; 6 – WBA; 3 – TBRB

 

Key Upcoming Heavyweight Contests

5/22: #1 Alexander Povetkin vs. Mike Perez (21-1-1, 13 KO)

05/20: #10 Anthony Joshua vs. Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 14 KO)

06/13: #3 Deontay Wilder vs. Erick Molina (23-2, 17 KO)

 

Cruiserweight (176-200 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/09: Victor Ramirez (22-2, 20 KO) UD12 #5 Ola Afolabi (21-4-4, 10 KO); interim IBF title

04/10: #3 Denis Lebedev (27-2, 20 KO, WBA) UD12 #10 Youri Kalenga (21-2, 14 KO)

04/10: #9 Rakhim Chakhkiev (22-1, 17 KO) KO4 Valery Brudov (42-6, 28 KO)

05/16: #9 Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KO) KO11 #8 Thabiso Mchunu (17-2, 11 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. Denis Lebedev (27-2, 20 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

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

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

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

6. Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KO)

7. Ola Afolabi (21-4-4, 10 KO)

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

9. Rakhim Chakhkiev (22-1, 17 KO)

10. Thabiso Mchunu (17-2, 11 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

05/22: #9 Rakhim Chakhkiev vs. Mirko Larghetti (22-1, 14 KO)

 

Light Heavyweight (169-175 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/04: World Champion Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KO) UD12 #5 at 168 Sakio Bika (32-7-3, 21 KO)

04/04: #10 Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KO) KO4 #9 Gabriel Campillo (25-7-1, 12 KO)

04/18: #4 Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO) RTD9 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KO)

 

World Light Heavyweight Champion: Adonis Stevenson (26-1, 21 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring /WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                         

1. Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 23 KO, WBO, 5 Defenses, IBF/WBA Super, 1 Defense)

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

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

4. Andrzej Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO)

5. Juergen Braehmer (46-2, 34 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

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

7. Isaac Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KO)

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

9. Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KO)

10. Thomas Oosthuizen (24-0-2, 14 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: 5 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Light Heavyweight Contests

06/12: #9 Artur Beterbiev vs. Doudou Ngumbu (34-6, 13 KO)

07/18: #1 Sergey Kovalev vs. Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KO)

09/05: #5 Juergen Braehmer vs. Nathan Cleverly (28-2, 14 KO)

 

Super Middleweight (161-168 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/24: Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO) MD 12 #4 Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KO, WBC)

05/09: Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KO) SD12 #8 Felix Sturm (39-5-3, 18 KO); interim WBA

 

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

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

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

2. Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KO, WBO, 3 Defenses)

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

4. Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

5. Sakio Bika (32-7-3, 21 KO)

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

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

7. Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

8. Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KO)

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

10. Rogelio Medina (35-6, 29 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; 6 - WBA

 

Key Upcoming Super Middleweight Contests

05/23: #6 James DeGale vs. Andre Dirrell (24-1, 16 KO)

06/12: #9 Gilberto Ramirez vs. Derek Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KO)

07/18: #3 Robert Stieglitz vs. #2 Arthur Abraham

 

Middleweight (155-160 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/11: #2 Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KO) D12 #10 Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24 KO, WBO)

04/24: #10 Daniel Jacobs (29-1, 26 KO) TKO12 Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 15 KO)

05/16: #1 Gennady Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO, WBA) TKO6 Willie Monroe (19-2, 6 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 (33-0, 30 KO, WBA Super, 14 Defenses; interim WBC)

2. Peter Quillin (31-0-1, 22 KO)

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

4. Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

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

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

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

8. Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (31-1, 18 KO)

9. Martin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KO)

10. Daniel Jacobs (29-1, 26 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

 

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

06/06: World Champion Miguel Cotto vs. #7 Daniel Geale

06/20: #8 Hassan N’Dam N’jikam vs. David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KO); vacant IBF belt

 

Jr. Middleweight (148-154 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/09: #1 Saul Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO) TKO3 James Kirkland (32-2, 28 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 (45-1-1, 32 KO)

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

3. Jermell Charlo (26-0, 11 KO)

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

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

6. Vanes Martirosyan (35-2-1, 21 KO)

7. Ishe Smith (27-7, 12 KO)

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

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

10. Joshua Clottey (39-4, 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

06/12: #2 Erislandy Lara vs. Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KO)

 

Welterweight (141-147 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/02: World Champion Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO) UD12 #1 Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO, WBO)

 

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

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

 

Top Ten Contenders

1. Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

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

3. Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

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

5. Keith Thurman (25-0, 21 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

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

7. Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KO)

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

9. Robert Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KO)

10. Brandon Rios (33-2-1 24 KO)

 

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

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 5 – Lineal; 4 – WBC; 3 – Ring; 2 – WBA; 0 – TBRB  

 

Key Upcoming Welterweight Contests

05/29: #4 Amir Khan vs. #3 at 140 Chris Algieri

05/30: #3 Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KO)

06/06: #9 Robert Guerrero vs. Aron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KO)

06/20: #7 Shawn Porter vs. #7 at 140 Adrien Broner

06/27: #2 Timothy Bradley vs. #6 at 140 Jessie Vargas

 

Jr. Welterweight (136-140 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/11: World Champion Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KO) MD12 #4 Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KO, IBF); non-title

04/18: #1 Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KO) MD12 #3 Ruslan Provodnikov (23-4, 16 KO)

04/18: World Lightweight Champion Terrence Crawford (26-0, 18 KO) TKO6 #9 Thomas Dulorme (22-2, 14 KO); vacant WBO title

 

World Jr. Welterweight Champion: Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC/WBA Super)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                         

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

2. Terrence Crawford (26-0, 18 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

3. Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KO)

4. Ruslan Provodnikov (23-4, 16 KO)

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

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

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

8. Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KO)

9. Viktor Postol (27-0, 11 KO)

10. Jose Benavidez (23-0, 16 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

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Lightweight (131-135 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/01: #3 Raymundo Beltran vs. Takahiro Ao (27-3-1, 12 KO)

 

World Lightweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

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 (35-4, 13 KO)

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

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

8. Kevin Mitchell (39-2, 29 KO)

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

10. Jorge Linares (38-3, 25 KO, WBC)

 

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

05/30: #8 Kevin Mitchell vs. #10 Jorge Linares (38-3, 25 KO, WBC)

06/12: #2 Dejan Zleticanin vs. Ivan Redkach (18-0, 14 KO)

07/18: #4 Mickey Bey vs. #9 Denis Shafikov

 

Jr. Lightweight (127-130 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/11: Roman Martinez (28-2-2, 17 KO) UD12 #6 Orlando Salido (42-13-2, 29 KO)

05/01: #2 Takashi Miura (29-2-2, 22 KO, WBC) TKO3 Billy Dib (39-4, 21 KO)

05/06: #1 Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KO, WBA) TKO2 #7 Jomthong Chuwatana (9-1, 4 KO)

05/16: Eden Sonsona (34-6, 12 KO) TKO2 #9 Adrian Estrella (22-1, 20 KO)

 

World Jr. Lightweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated July 2008

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Takashi Uchiyama (23-0-1, 19 KO, WBA Super, 10 Defenses)

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

3. Roman Martinez (29-2-2, 17 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses

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

5. Orlando Salido (42-13-2, 29 KO)

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

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

8. Francsico Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KO)

9. Eden Sonsona (34-6, 12 KO)

10. Javier Fortuna (27-0-1, 20 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

05/29: #6 Bryan Vasquez vs. #10 Javier Fortuna; vacant WBA belt

06/13: #7 Jose Pedraza vs. Andrey Klimov (19-1, 9 KO)

 

Featherweight (123-126 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/02: #2 Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KO, WBO) KO9 Gamalier Rodriguez (25-3-3, 17 KO)

 

World Featherweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated March 19, 2005

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                             

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

2. Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

3. Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

4. Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KO)

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

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

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

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

9. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (26-1, 20 KO, WBA, 3 Defenses)

10. Robinson Castellanos (21-10, 13 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

05/30: #6 Evgeny Gradovich vs. #8 Lee Selby

06/06: #9 Jesus Cuellar vs. Vic Darchinyan (40-7-1, 29 KO)

06/13: #1 Nicholas Walters vs. Miguel Marriaga (20-0, 18 KO)

 

Jr. Featherweight (119-122 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/28: #3 at 126 Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KO) TKO2 William Prado (22-5-1, 15 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 (20-0, 14 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

2. Leo Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KO, WBC, 4 Defenses)

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

4. Nonito Donaire (34-3, 22 KO)

5. Kiko Martinez (32-5, 24 KO)

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

7. Shingo Wake (18-4-2, 11 KO)

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

9. Chris Avalos (25-3, 19 KO)

10. Albert Pagara (23-0, 16 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

05/29: #6 Hidenori Otake vs. Phissanuthep Chaiyonggym (4-12-1, 3 KO)

06/10: #7 Shingo Wake vs. Mike Tawatchai (35-7-1, 21 KO)

06/12: #10 Albert Pagara vs. Rafael Reyes (16-4, 12 KO)

07/18: #3 Scott Quigg vs. #5 Kiko Martinez

 

Bantamweight (116-118 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/16: #1 Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KO, WBC) KO7 Diego Santillan (23-1, 15 KO)

05/09: #5 Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KO) UD12 #4 Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19 KO)

 

World Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Bernardo Pinango Vacated March 1987

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KO, WBC, 8 Defenses)

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

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

4. Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KO, WBA, 2 Defenses)

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

6. Julio Ceja (29-1, 26 KO)

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

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

9. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (25-1, 18 KO)

10. Ryo Matsumoto (14-0, 12 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

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Jr. Bantamweight (113-115 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/04: #3 Carlos Cuadras (32-0-1, 25 KO, WBC) UD12 Luis Concepcion (32-4, 23 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. Zolani Tete (20-3, 17 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

3. Carlos Cuadras (32-0-1, 25 KO, WBC, 3 Defenses)

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

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

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

7. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (33-4-1, 30 KO)

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

9. Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 14 KO)

10. Felipe Orucuta (30-3, 25 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

05/23: #6 David Sanchez vs. Walberto Ramos (23-6-2, 16 KO)

 

Flyweight (109-112 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/22: #7 Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10 KO) MD12 #3 Juan Carlos Reveco (35-2, 19 KO, WBA)

05/16: World Champion Roman Gonzalez (43-0, 27 KO) TKO2 #5 Edgar Sosa (51-9, 30 KO)

 

World Flyweight Champion: Roman Gonzalez (43-0, 37 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Juan Francisco Estrada (32-2, 23 KO, WBO/WBA Unified, 4 Defenses)

2. Amnat Ruenroeng (15-0, 5 KO, IBF, 3 Defenses)

3. Kazuto Ioka (16-1, 10 KO, WBA Regular, 0 Defenses)

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

5. Juan Carlos Reveco (35-2, 19 KO)

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

7. McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO)

8. Edgar Sosa (51-9, 30 KO)

9. Giovani Segura (32-4, 28 KO)

10. Johnriel Casimero (21-2, 13 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: 2 - Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC

 

Key Upcoming Flyweight Contests

06/27: #2 Amnat Ruenroeng vs. #10 Johnriel Casimero

 

Jr. Flyweight (106-108 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/04: Jonathan Taconing (21-2, 18 KO) TKO10 #7 Ramon Garcia (20-6-1, 12 KO)

04/11: #2 Pedro Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KO, WBC) TKO1 Richard Claveras (12-1-2, 12 KO)

05/06: #9 Ryochi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9 KO, WBA) TKO9 Kwanthai Sithmorseng (49-4-1, 26 KO)

 

World Jr. Flyweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Donnie Nietes (35-1-4, 21 KO, WBO, 6 Defenses; Ring, 2 Defenses)

2. Pedro Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KO, WBC, 1 Defense)

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

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

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

6. Jonathan Taconing (21-2, 18 KO)

7. Paipharob Kokietgym (29-0, 22 KO)

8. Rey Loreto (20-13, 12 KO)

9. Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 9 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

10. Alberto Rossell (33-9, 13 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

05/30: #3 Javier Mendoza vs. Milan Melindo (32-1, 12 KO)

 

Strawweight (105 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/22: #3 Katsunari Takayama (29-7, 11 KO, IBF) Tech. Dec. 9 Fahlan Sakreerin (27-4-1, 15 KO)

05/09: #10 Byron Rojas vs. Eduardo Martinez (11-2-1, 2 KO)

 

World Strawweight Champion: Vacant     

Vacant Since: Ricardo Lopez vacated in 1999

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Hekkie Budler (28-1, 9 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

2. Wanheng Menayothin (37-0, 11 KO, WBC, 1 Defense)

3. Katsunari Takayama (29-7, 11 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

4. Knockout CP Freshmart (10-0, 5 KO; interim WBA)

5. Osvaldo Novoa (14-5-2, 9 KO)

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

7. Xiong Zhao Zhong (25-6-1, 14 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

05/30: #8 Kosei Tanaka vs. Julian Yedras (24-1, 13 KO); vacant WBO belt

05/30: #10 Byron Rojas vs. Eduardo Martinez (11-2-1, 2 KO)

06/02: #2 Wanheng Menayothin vs. Jerry Tomogdan (17-5-3, 9 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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