At Minimumweight we've seen some pretty notable changes following the recent defeat suffered by Alexis Diaz, who was stopped in 4 rounds by Knockout CP Freshmart. Diaz's losses saw him losing his #7 position from last month which has allowed Pigmy Koietgym (#7), Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr (#8) and Xiong Zhao Zhong (#9) to each move up a place. Lower down the rankings we've seen Takumi Sakae (#10), Denver Cuello (#11) and Ryuji Hara (#12) all move up a place whilst Shin Ono (#15) has climbed back into the rankings.
The changes at Light Flyweight have been much more limited than they've been at 105lbs. The major winner here is Virgilio Silvano (#11) who has climbed a couple of places at the expense of Paipharaob Kokietgym (#12) who has dropped a place.
At Flyweight we have seen pretty notable changes, and a nice surprise at the top of the rankings. That surprise is that Johnriel Casimero (#1) has kept his lofty ranking despite his foul filled loss to defending champion Amnat Ruenroeng in June. Lower down the rankings we've lost Brian Viloria (previously #3) which has allowed a real shuffling in the rankings with everyone moving up a place and opening up a space for Filipino fighter Froilan Saludar (#15).
At Super Flyweight there have been no changes at all ahead of the upcoming world title fight between McJoe Arroyo (#1) and Arthur Villanueva (#3).
At Bantamweight we have obviously seen some notable changes at the top after Ryosuke Iwasa's (#7, previously #3) came up short against Lee Haksin's (now interim champion, previously #4). The changes from that that bout have seen Zhanat Zhakiyanov (#3) become the top contender with the top two slots being left “Not Rated”. Behind Zhakiyanov is Ryo Akaho (#4), who climbed 3 places despite being set for a WBO world title bout, another man who climbed 3 places was Shohei Omori (#6), who now sits ahead of Iwasa. There was, also a move up for Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (#11). For some reason the IBF continue to rank Kohei Oba (#8), who retired a while back.
In the Super Bantamweight division we saw some notable changes with the most significant of those being that of Japanese fighter Shingo Wake (#1) who became the top contender following his win over Mike Tawatchai (#8, previously #3). The Wake Vs Tawatchai fight had repercussions through out the top 15 with Albert Pagara (#5) climbing a couple of places, Nonito Donaire (#7) climbing 4 places and Yukinori Oguni (#11) climbing 3 slots.
At Featherweight the big winner for the month was Japanese champion Satoshi Hosono (#6) who climbed 3 places whilst his compatriot Hozumi Hasegawa (#15) broke into the rankings.
The Super Featherweight division has seen a few small moves for Asian fighters with Eden Sonsona (#9) and Jomthong Chuwatana (#14) each climbing a place.
As with last month there is no Asian fight ranked at Lightweight.
In the Light Welterweight division, we've seen Patomsuk Pathompothong (#10), Jason Pagara (#11) and Keita Obara (#12) each climb a place up the rankings. Of course the really notable Asian here is Ik Yang (#2) who will be fighting for the title title on July 18th against Cesar Cuenca (#1).
There are no Asian's ranked at Welterweight, the same as last month.
At Light Middleweight both Takayuki Hosokawa (#9) and Yuki Nonaka (#12) have moved up a place. Sadly for both men it does look very unlikely that either will be getting a title shot any time soon. Another couple of Japanese fighters moving up a single place are Middleweight Ryota Murata (#8) and Akio Shibata (#14) who find themselves edging up towards a major title shot.
There isn't an Asian fighter ranked in any division by the IBF above 160lbs.