Late on February 10th the WBA issued their latest world rankings. The update has been a small one though we still felt it was worth of mentioning the changes here.
The changes at Minimumweight are minimal but simple. We have lost recent WBC title challenger Jeffrey Galero (previously #13), who was beaten by Wanheng Menayothin, and seen him replaced by Thailand's Pigmy Kokietgym (#13).
In the Flyweight division the WBA have removed China's Zou Shiming (previously #4) which has allowed everyone below, including John Riel Casimero (#4) and Yodmongkol Vos Saengthep (#5) to move up a place. The movement has also allowed Tetsuma Hayashi (#15) to enter the rankings ahead of his clash with Japanese champion Suguru Muranaka (himself ranked #8)
At Bantamweight we've lost former world champion Tepparith Kokietgym (previously #13), who has been incredibly inactive. Tepparith's removal has been to the benefit of Luis Nery (#8) who has strangely forced several established contenders, notably Malcolm Tunacao (#9) and Ryo Akaho (#10) to drop a place each.
It's at Featherweight where we first see some notable changes. These have included an interesting, though disappointing, fall for Satoshi Hosono (#5), who has dropped 3 places. Further down the rankings Nonito Donaire (#7), Dennis Tubieron (#11) and Hiroshige Osawa (#15) have also each dropped a single place.
At Lightweight we have lost Uzbekistan's Bahodir Mamadjonov (previously #10)
Filipino Light Welterweight Czar Amonsot (#11) has found himself dropping 2 places and falling out of the top 10.
At Light Middleweight the heavy handed Kanat Islam (#9) has dropped 2 places.
Light Flyweight, Super Flyweight, Welterweight, Cruiserweight have seen no changes
Not a single Asian is ranked at Super Featherweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight or Heavyweight.
Note-We no longer consider Russian's are part of Asia.
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