At Minimumweight we've seen a number of changes in the rankings. These have included a shake up in the top 5 which has benefited former world title challenger Rommel Asenjo (#3), who has moved up a couple of places, and Takumi Sakae (#4) who has rocketed from #11. These changes have subsequently seen Ryuji Hara (#5) drop a single place whilst Go Odaira (#6) has dropped 3 places. A little lower down the rankings we have again seen numerous changes including a big fall for bother Ronelle Ferreras (#12, previously #6) and recent world title challenger Jeffrey Galero (#13, previously #7). It really has been a major shake up in the lightest of divisions with only the top fighters, Jetli Purisima (#1) and Roque Lauro (#2) along with champion Kosei Tanaka seemingly remaining safe.
There has again been notable changes at Light Flyweight, starting at the top of the rankings. Here we've seen Benezer Alolod (#1) move above Yu Kimura (#2) in what appears to have been a straight swap. Another straight swap has seen Richard Claveras (#3) take over Renen Trongco (#4). A bit of stability has been seen in the middle of the rankings though Faris Nenggo (#8) has been boosted up 4 places whilst the remaining men have shuffled to accommodate his move.
We again see changes at the top of the Flyweight division where Adrin Diale (#1) has swapped with Takuma Inoue (#2). Lower down we again see a swap as Giovanni Escaner (#4) moves ahead of Takuya Kogawa (#5). In more notable changes here Kongfah Nakornluang (#9) has been boosted up 4 places whilst his compatriot Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (#12) has been dropped 4 places.
At Super Flyweight Rex Tso (#2) has managed to climb a place at the expense of Mark Anthony Geraldo (#4), who has fallen two places. The winner at the top however is Jerwin Ancajas (#3) who managed to climb 2 places, just like Myung-Goo Yuh (#5). The big loses here were Marco Demecillo (#8), who dropped 4 places, and Yohei Tobe (#14) who dropped 5 places. Those loses helped Melvin Gumban (#7) climb a total of 5 places.
The champion-less Bantamweight division certainly hasn't been safe from changes either. Japanese champion Kentaro Masuda (#1) remains where he was but his future foe Shohei Omori (#5) has dropped 3 places in a really surprising move. Omori's fall has been good news for Pungluang Sor Singyu (#2), Takahiro Yamamoto (#3) and Yu Kawaguchi (#4) who all moved up a single place. Lower down the rankings we've seen Jethro Pabustan (#8) swap with Marlon Tapales (#10) in a straight swap whilst there has been a very small number of moves in lower echelons of the rankings.
The Super Bantamweight division has seen Japanese champion Yukinori Oguni (#1) swap places with Albert Pagara (#2) in a relatively strange move that appears to be pushing for a rematch between Oguni and current champion Shingo Wake. Staying in top 5 we've seen Jhon Gemino (#3) move up a couple of places at the expense Hidenori Otake (#6) who has fallen 3 places. The biggest loser here was Jaesung Lee (#12) who has dropped 5 places whilst several fighters, including future challenger Jimmy Paypa (#10), have had multi-place boosts.
The Featherweight division has been another division with the top two swapping places and now we have Vinvin Rufino (#1) and Mark Gil Melligen (#2). We've seen some pretty notable changes beloew that with former champion Hisashi Amagasa (#8) and Chonlatarn Priryapinyo (#9) both dropping a remarkable 6 places. The bigger winner due to those changes was Shota Hayashi (#4) who moved up 4 places. Lower down the rankings Ryo Takenaka (#15) has swapped places with Ryota Kajiki (#11).
We were expecting several changes at the top of the Super Featherweight division and we've not been disappointed here. Recent challenger Daiki Kaneko (#4) has dropped 3 places. We've seen Masayuki Ito (#1) climb above future opponent Rikki Naito (#2) to claim the top spot. The big winner in this division has been the heavy handed Lorenzo Villanueva (#3) who has managed to jump 5 places, a place more than Dai Iwai (#5). One of the notable losers here was Harmonito Dela Torre (#7) who dropped 3 places.
The top 2 at Lightweight remain as they were but we again seen changes lower down with Rey Labao (#3) climbing above Jack Asis (#4) in a straight swap. Lower we see a number of reshuffles though the big winner is Daiki Koide (#11) who has climbed 3 places.
At 140lbs we've seen Leonardo Zappvigna (#2) climb a couple of places just like Chalermpol Singwancha (#4). Those boosts have come at the expense of Hiroki Okada (#5) who has dropped 3 places. The big loser here is Ja Ik Goo (#14), who has fallen 4 places, whilst Yuya Okazaki (#8) has climbed 3 places. Notable Romeo Jakosalem (previously #15) has been dropped out of the rankings and been replaced by Sonny Katiandagho (#15)
At Welterweight we've seen Jeff Horn (#1) climb a place to become the mandatory challenger at the expenses of Suyon Takayama (#4) who has fallen 3 places. Another man who has fallen 3 places is Tim Hunt (#5). The big winner at the top is Leti Leti (#3) who has climbed up 4 places whilst Anthony Taylor (#8) has also had a 4 place boost. In the middle of the rankings the big loser was Noboyuki Shindo (#9) who fell 3 places.
At 154lbs the bigger winner has been Takayuki Hosokawa (#2) who has climbed a couple of places ahead of his fight with Japanese champion Yuki Nonaka (#1). Another notable climber has been Michael Zerafa (#3) who has climbed 3 places, just like Sam Ah See (#5). The biggest loser here was Japan's Takehiro Shimokawara (#13) who fell 4 places.
Middleweight has seen several big changes with Shoma Fukumoto (#4) climbing 4 places whilst Maebara Tyson Koki (#5) climbing 7 places to be the big winner of the month. The big losers here were Garth Wood (#8), Hikaru Nishida (#9) and Jarrod Fletcher (#10) who both fell 4 places. Interestingly Marlon Alta (#13) has entered the rankings.
At Super Middleweight we've seen a a little big of a shake up with Trent Broadhurst (#3) swapping with Adrian Taihia (#4) and Serge Yannick (#5) climbing an impressive 4 places. The big loser was Ben McCulloch (#9) who fell 3 places.
At Light Heavyweight we've seen the top two switching places with Blake Caparello (#1) moving above Rohan Murdock (#2). The big change here is Robert Berridge (#6) who has fallen 3 places.
Amazingly, due to the sheer number of changes, we've not seen anything happen at Crusierweight.
At Heavyweight we've seen Lucas Browne (#4) fall a couple of places with Japanese fighters Kyotaro Fujimoto (#2) and Nobuhiro Ishida (#3) both moving up a place to fill the void. Lower down Kali Meehan (#6) has swapped with Alex Lepai (#7).
...yup it's been a busy month with the OPBF and for those wanting the full rankings check out the PDF below.
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