Earlier today we were sent the WBC's latest ranking updates and whilst they were updated there wasn't many widespread changes.
At Minimumweight we've seen no changes at all with Denver Cuello (#1) still the top contender as he continues to eye up a potential world title fight against Wanheng Menayothin.
Whilst there is no changes of note in the lightest weight there is a bit of a shake up at 108lbs. The shake up here has come about after Ganigan Lopez's (#5) recent loss to Pedro Guevara in a world title bout and has seen Jonathan Taconing (#1), Rey Loreto (#2) and Yu Kimura (#3) all climb a single place.
At Flyweight we've not seen many changes, though Thailand's Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep (#12) has climbed a place. There also hasn't been many changes in the Super Flyweight division where Ryo Matsumoto (#10) has been moved up a place whilst compatriot Sho Ishida (#11) has climbed two places. Notably at Super Flyweight we have lost Arthur Villanueva ahead of his IBF title fight.
At Bantamweight we've lost Pungluang Sor Singyu (previously #15), ahead of his WBO title fight, whilst Jason Canoy (#14) has broken into the rankings. At Super Bantamweight the only change sees Hisashi Amagasa (#14) climb into the top 15. At Featherweight there have been no changes of note for Asian fighters.
At Super Featherweight the only change of note is that of the promising Rikki Naito (#10) who has climbed 3 places following his recent win over Nihito Arakawa. There is, notable, no changes of note for us at Lightweight. Sadly at Light Welterweight Keita Obara (#13) has dropped a place. At Welterweight we have no ranked Asian's.
At Light Middleweight we've seen no changes with Dennis Laurente (#11) remaining the only ranked Asian fighter. Amazingly at Middleweight we've seen Ryota Murata (#4) move up two places as he edges to a world title fight, possibly later this year.
The final Asian to move in the rankings was Kyotaro Fujimoto (#14) who has moved a single place in the last month.
There are no Asian fighters ranked in the top 15 at Super Middleweight, Light Heavyweight or Cruiserweight.
(Image courtesy of the WBC)
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