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by Cliff Rold

 

Heavyweight (201 lbs.-Unlimited)d)

 

Notable Recent Results

02/25: #4 Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KO, WBC) TKO5 Gerald Washington (18-1-1, 12 KO)

03/04: #4 at cruiserweight Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO) TKO11 David Haye (28-3, 26 KO)

04/28: #7 Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KO) UD12 Kevin Johnson (30-8-1, 14 KO)

04/29: #6 Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KO, IBF) TKO11 #1 Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KO); vacant WBA belt

05/06: #6 Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KO, WBO) UD12 Razvan Cojanu (16-3, 9 KO)

 

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

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KO, IBF, 3 Defenses; WBA, 0 Defenses)

2. Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KO)

3. Alexander Povetkin (31-1, 23 KO)

4. Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KO)

5. Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KO, WBC, 5 Defenses)

6. Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

7. Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KO)

8. Carlos Takam (34-3-1, 26 KO)

9. Andy Ruiz (29-1, 19 KO)

10. Tony Bellew (29-2-1, 19 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Wladimir Klitschko (2009-15)

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 0 – Lineal

 

Key Upcoming Heavyweight Contests

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Cruiserweight (176-200 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/01: #9 Mairis Breidis (22-0, 18 KO) UD12 #6 Marco Huck (39-4-1, 27 KO); vacant WBC title

04/08: #1 Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KO, WBC) UD12 Michael Hunter (12-1, 8 KO)

 

World Cruiserweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Yoan Pablo Hernandez Retired, 2016

                                                                                                                                                         

Top Ten Contenders                                                

1. Oleksandr Usyk (12-0, 10 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

2. Murat Gassiev (24-0, 17 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

3. Denis Lebedev (29-3, 22 KO, WBA Super, 5 Defenses)

4. Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

5. Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1, 16 KO)

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

7. Marco Huck (39-4-1, 27 KO)

8. Firat Arslan (39-8-2, 24 KO)

9. Beibut Shumenov (17-2, 11 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

10. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (52-3-1, 37 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

02/24: #4 Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KO) KO5 #8 at 168 Lucian Bute (32-4-1, 25 KO)

04/08: #9 Oleksandr Gvozdyk (13-0, 11 KO) TKO3 #6 Sullivan Barrera (18-3, 13 KO)

04/15: #6 Sullivan Barrera (19-1, 14 KO) TKO5 Paul Parker (8-2, 4 KO)

 

World Light Heavyweight Champion: Adonis Stevenson (28-1, 23 KO, Lineal/TBRB/WBC)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                         

1. Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KO, WBO/IBF/WBA Super, 0 Defenses)

2. Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KO)

3. Joe Smith Jr. (23-1, 19 KO)

4. Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KO)

5. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (12-0, 10 KO)

6. Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

7. Sullivan Barrera (18-1, 13 KO)

8. Juergen Braehmer (48-3, 35 KO)

9. Jean Pascal (31-4-1, 18 KO)

10. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (18-1, 15 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

06/03: World Champion Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara (29-4, 17 KO)

06/03: #4 Eleider Alvarez vs. #8 Jean Pascal

06/17: #1 Andre Ward vs. #2 Sergey Kovalev

 

Super Middleweight (161-168 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/22: #2 Gilberto Ramirez (35-0, 24 KO, WBO) UD12 Max Bursak (33-5-1, 15 KO)

04/22: #3 Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KO) UD12 Robin Krasniqi (46-5, 17 KO)

05/20: David Benavidez (18-0, 17 KO) KO8 #6 Rogelio Medina (37-8, 31 KO)

05/20: #10 Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO) DQ8 Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KO); interim IBF title

 

World Super Middleweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. James DeGale (23-1-1, 14 KO, IBF, 3 Defenses)

2. Gilberto Ramirez (35-0, 24 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

3. Arthur Abraham (45-5, 30 KO)

4. George Groves (25-3, 18 KO)

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

6. David Benavidez (18-0, 17 KO)

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

8. Callum Smith (22-0, 17 KO)

9. Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

10. Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KO, interim IBF)

 

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

05/27: #4 George Groves vs. #5 Fedor Chudinov

05/27: #7 Anthony Dirrell vs. #8 Callum Smith; vacant WBC belt

 

Middleweight (155-160 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/06: World Champion Saul Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO) UD12 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KO); non-title

05/06: #6 David Lemieux (38-2, 33 KO) UD10 Marcos Reyes (35-5, 26 KO)

05/20: #6 Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (36-2, 21 KO) SD12 Ryoto Murata (12-1, 9 KO); vacant WBA sub-title

 

World Middleweight Champion: Saul Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO, Lineal/Ring)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                  

1. Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO, WBA Super, 18 Defenses; IBF, 3 Defenses; WBC, 6 Defenses)

2. Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO)

3. Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

4. David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KO)

5. Andy Lee (35-3-1, 24 KO)

6. Ryoto Murata (12-1, 9 KO)

7. Hassan N’Dam N’jikam (36-2, 21 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

8. Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KO)

9. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KO)

10. Avtandil Khurtsidze (33-2-2, 22 KO; interim WBO)

 

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/Ring

 

Key Upcoming Middleweight Contests

07/20: #3 Billy Joe Saunders vs. #10 Avtandil Khurtsidze

09/16: World Champion Saul Alvarez vs. #1 Gennady Golovkin

 

Jr. Middleweight (148-154 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/08: #7 Liam Smith (25-1-1, 14 KO) RTD9 Liam Williams (16-1-1, 11 KO)

04/22: #4 Jermell Charlo (29-0, 14 KO, WBC) KO6 Charles Hatley (26-2-1, 18 KO)

04/22: #9 Michael Soro (30-1-1, 20 KO) TKO3 Javier Maciel (30-6, 21 KO)

 

World Jr. Middleweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Floyd Mayweather Retired 09/12/2015

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                    

1. Saul Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

2. Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KO, WBA Super, 5 Defenses)

3. Jermell Charlo (29-0, 14 KO, WBC, 1 Defense)

4. Demetrius Andrade (24-0, 15 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

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

6. Liam Smith (25-1-1, 14 KO)

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

8. Michael Soro (30-1-1, 20 KO)

9. Jarret Hurd (20-0, 14 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

10. Julian Williams (22-1-1, 14 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

Nothing notable signed at this time.

 

Welterweight (141-147 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/04: #3 Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KO, WBA) SD12 #5 Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KO, WBC)

04/22: #6 Shawn Porter (27-2-1, 16 KO) TKO9 Andre Berto (31-5, 24 KO)

 

World Welterweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders

1. Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

2. Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KO, WBA Super, 7 Defenses; WBC, 0 Defenses)

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

4. Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KO)

5. Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO)

6. Jessie Vargas (27-2, 10 KO)

7. Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KO)

8. Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

9. Lucas Matthysse (38-4, 35 KO)

10. Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Manny Pacquiao (2016)

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

 

Key Upcoming Welterweight Contests

05/27: #3 Kell Brook vs. #7 Errol Spence

07/02: #1 Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KO)

 

Jr. Welterweight (136-140 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/15: #1 Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KO, IBF) UD12 #10 Ricky Burns (41-6, 14 KO, WBA)

05/20: World Champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KO) RTD10 #8 at 147 Felix Diaz (19-2, 9 KO)

 

World Jr. Welterweight Champion: Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KO, Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBO/WBC)

Lineage Descends From: Crawford UD12 Postol, 07/23/2016

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                         

1. Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KO, IBF, 1 Defense; WBA, 0 Defenses)

2. Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KO)

3. Sergey Lipinets (12-0, 10 KO)

4. Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KO)

5. Antonio Orozco (26-0, 17 KO)

6. John Molina (29-7, 23 KO)

7. Eduard Troyanovsky (25-1, 22 KO)

8. Ruslan Provodnikov (25-5, 18 KO)

9. Ricky Burns (41-6, 14 KO)

10. Rances Barthelemy (26-0, 13 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

Current Champion – Defenses: 2 – Lineal/TBRB/Ring; 5 – WBO; 2 - WBC

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Welterweight Contests

 

Lightweight (131-135 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/25: #1 Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KO, WBA) UD12 #6 Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KO)

04/08: #3 Terry Flanagan (33-0, 12 KO, WBO) UD12 #5 Petr Petrov (38-5-2, 19 KO)

05/05: Robinson Castellanos (24-12, 14 KO) RTD7 Yuriorkis Gamboa (26-2, 17 KO)

 

World Lightweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                          

1. Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KO, Ring/WBA, 1 Defenses)

2. Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Terry Flanagan (33-0, 12 KO, WBO, 5 Defenses)

4. Robert Easter (19-0, 14 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

5. Denis Shafikov (38-2-1, 20 KO)

6. Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KO)

7. Dejan Zlaticanin (22-1, 15 KO)

8. Petr Petrov (38-4-2, 19 KO)

9. Robinson Castellanos (24-12, 14 KO)

10. Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 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

06/30: #4 Robert Easter vs. #5 Denis Shafikov

 

Jr. Lightweight (127-130 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/08: #1 Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO, WBO) RTD9 #5 Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO)

05/20: #5 Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KO, IBF) TKO3 Liam Walsh (21-1, 14 KO)

 

World Jr. Lightweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated July 2008

 

Top Ten Contenders                                          

1. Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

2. Jezreel Corrales (21-1, 8 KO, WBA Super, 1 Defense)

3. Miguel Berchelt (31-1, 28 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

4. Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

5. Orlando Salido (42-13-4, 29 KO)

6. Takashi Uchiyama (24-2-1, 20 KO)

7. Francisco Vargas (23-1-1, 16 KO)

8. Takashi Miura (31-3-2, 24 KO)

9. Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KO)

10. Roman Martinez (29-3-3, 17 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

05/27: #4 Orlando Salido vs. Amphon Suriyo (18-2, 14 KO)

 

Featherweight (123-126 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/22: #7 Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KO, WBO) UD12 Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KO)

05/06: #10 Joseph Diaz (24-0, 13 KO) UD10 Manuel Avila (22-1, 8 KO)

05/20: #1 Gary Russell (28-1, 17 KO, WBC) TKO7 #8 Oscar Escandon (25-3, 17 KO)

 

World Featherweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Manny Pacquiao Vacated March 19, 2005

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                             

1. Gary Russell Jr. (28-1, 17 KO, WBC, 2 Defenses)

2. Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KO, WBA Super, 0 Defenses)

3. Carl Frampton (23-1, 14 KO)

4. Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KO, WBA, 0 Defenses)

5. Lee Selby (24-1, 9 KO, IBF, 2 Defenses)

6. Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (28-2, 21 KO)

7. Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KO, WBO, 2 Defenses)

8. Joseph Diaz (24-0, 13 KO)

9. Scott Quigg (33-1-2, 24 KO)

10. Josh Warrington (25-0, 5 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

04/22: #1 Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KO, WBO) KO2 Adeilson Dos Santos (18-3, 14 KO)

 

World Jr. Featherweight Champion: Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KO, Lineal/TBRB/WBA)

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                           

1. Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

2. Nonito Donaire (37-4, 24 KO)

3. Yukinori Oguni (18-1-1, 7 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

4. Jonathan Guzman (22-1, 22 KO)

5. Hugo Ruiz (36-4, 32 KO)

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

7. Moises Flores (25-0, 17 KO, interim WBA)

8. Genesis Servania (29-0, 12 KO)

9. Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KO)

10. Cesar Juarez (20-5, 15 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Nonito Donaire (2012-13)

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

Current Champion – Defenses: 5 – Lineal/TBRB; 1 - WBA

 

Key Upcoming Jr. Featherweight Contests

05/27: #6 Julio Ceja vs. #7 at 118 Anselmo Moreno

06/17: World Champion Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. #7 Moises Flores

 

Bantamweight (116-118 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/22: #10 Zolani Tete (25-3, 20 KO) UD12 Arthur Villanueva (30-2, 16 KO); interim WBO

04/23: #9 Marlon Tapales (30-2, 13 KO) TKO11 Shohei Omori (18-2, 13 KO); Tapales lost WBO belt on the scales

 

World Bantamweight Champion: Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-0-2, 19 KO, Lineal/Ring/WBC)

Lineage Descends From: Yamanaka TKO7 Moreno, 09/16/2016

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Jamie McDonnell (29-2-1, 13 KO, WBA, 5 Defenses)

2. Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-1, 18 KO, WBA Super, 0 Defenses)

3. Rau’shee Warren (14-2, 4 KO)

4. Juan Carlos Payano (18-1, 9 KO)

5. Liborio Solis (25-5-1, 11 KO)

6. Lee Haskins (34-3, 14 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

7. Anselmo Moreno (36-5-1, 12 KO)

8. Zolani Tete (25-3, 20 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

9. Marlon Tapales (30-2, 13 KO)

10. Luis Nery (23-0, 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

Current Champion – Defenses: 1 – Lineal/Ring; 12 - WBC

 

Key Upcoming Bantamweight Contests

06/10: #6 Lee Haskins vs. Ryan Burnett (16-0, 9 KO)

 

Jr. Bantamweight (113-115 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

05/13: #5 Khalid Yafai (22-0, 14 KO, WBA) UD12 Suguru Muranaka (25-3-1, 8 KO)

05/21: #2 Naoya Inoue (13-0, 11 KO, WBO) KO3 Ricardo Rodriguez (16-4, 5 KO)

 

World Jr. Bantamweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Recognition removed from Vic Darchinyan April 2011

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1, 39 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

2. Naoya Inoue (13-0, 11 KO, WBO, 5 Defenses)

3. Roman Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO)

4. Carlos Cuadras (36-1-1, 27 KO)

5. Khalid Yafai (22-0, 14 KO, WBA, 1 Defense)

6. Jerwin Ancajas (26-1-1, 17 KO, IBF, 1 Defense)

7. Juan Francisco Estrada (35-2, 25 KO)

8. Luis Concepcion (35-5, 24 KO)

9. McJoe Arroyo (17-1, 8 KO)

10. Sho Ishida (24-0, 13 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

07/02: #6 Jerwin Ancajas vs. Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KO)

 

Flyweight (109-112 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/23: #1 Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KO, WBA) UD12 Noknoi CP Freshmart (62-5, 38 KO)

04/29: #2 Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO) UD12 Komgrich Nantapech (22-4, 15 KO); vacant IBF belt

05/20: #7 Daigo Higa (13-0, 13 KO) TKO6 #4 Juan Hernandez (34-2, 25 KO); vacant WBC title

 

World Flyweight Champion: Vacant

Vacant Since: Roman Gonzalez Vacated October 2016

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KO, WBA, 5 Defenses)

2. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

3. Moruti Mthalane (33-2, 22 KO)

4. Daigo Higa (13-0, 13 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

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

6. Juan Carlos Reveco (38-3, 19 KO)

7. Juan Hernandez (34-3, 25 KO)

8. Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (22-4-1, 14 KO)

9. Zou Shiming (9-1, 2 KO, WBO, 0 Defenses)

10. Nawaphon Kaikanha (36-1, 28 KO)

 

Previous Champion: Roman Gonzalez (2014-16)

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

 

Key Upcoming Flyweight Contests

06/03: #8 Francisco Rodriguez vs. Oscar Cantu (14-1, 1 KO)

 

Jr. Flyweight (106-108 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

04/07: #6 Carlos Canizales (17-0-1, 14 KO) TKO6 Freddy Beleno (26-17, 15 KO)

05/13: #2 Pedro Guevara (30-2, 17 KO) SD8 Oswaldo Novoa (14-8-3, 9 KO)

05/20: Ken Shiro (10-0, 5 KO) MD12 #1 Ganigan Lopez (28-7, 17 KO, WBC)

05/20: #3 Kosei Tanaka (9-0, 5 KO, WBO) UD12 Angel Acosta (16-1, 16 KO)

05/21: #10 Milan Melindo (36-2, 13 KO) TKO1 #4 Akira Yaegashi (25-6, 13 KO, IBF)

 

World Jr. Flyweight Champion: Vacant

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

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Kosei Tanaka (9-0, 5 KO, WBO, 1 Defense)

2. Ken Shiro (10-0, 5 KO, WBC, 0 Defenses)

3. Milan Melindo (36-2, 12 KO, IBF, 0 Defenses)

4. Ganigan Lopez (28-7, 17 KO)

5. Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17 KO)

6. Ryoichi Taguchi (24-2-2, 10 KO, WBA, 4 Defenses)

7. Carlos Canizales (17-0-1, 14 KO)

8. Rey Loreto (23-13, 15 KO)

9. Akira Yaegashi (25-6, 13 KO)

10. Jonathan Taconing (24-3-1, 18 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

Nothing notable at this time.

 

Strawweight (105 lbs.)

 

Notable Recent Results

03/01: #2 Knockout CP Freshmart (15-0, 7 KO, WBA) KO5 Go Odaira (13-6-3, 1 KO)

 

World Strawweight Champion: Vacant     

Vacant Since: Ricardo Lopez vacated in 1999

 

Top Ten Contenders                                                            

1. Wanheng Menayothin (46-0, 17 KO, WBC, 6 Defenses)

2. Knockout CP Freshmart (15-0, 7 KO, WBA, 6 Defenses)

3. Jose Argumedo (19-3-1, 11 KO, IBF, 2 Defenses)

4. Byron Rojas (18-3-3, 8 KO)

5. Carlos Buitrago (30-2-1, 17 KO)

6. Melvin Jerusalem (11-1, 7 KO)

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

8. Saul Juarez (23-5-1, 12 KO)

9. Simphiwe Khonco (17-5, 7 KO)

10. Jessie Espinas (16-2, 11 KO)

 

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

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

 

Key Upcoming Strawweight Contests

05/26: #3 Jose Argumedo vs. Gabriel Mendoza (28-4-2, 23 KO)
05/27: #8 Saul Juarez vs. Leroy Estrada (15-2, 6 KO)

06/03: #1 Wanheng Menayothin vs. Omari Kimweri (16-3, 6 KO)

06/10: #8 Simphiwe Khonco vs. Lito Dante (13-7-4, 7 KO)

 

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Records acquired from BoxRec.com

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