- At Minimumweight we've seen Katsunari Takayama (#12) ranked following his title unification loss to Francisco Rodriguez. Takayama joins fellow Japanese fighters Ryuji Hara (#2), Ryoichi Taguchi (#4) and Go Odaira (#13). Other Asian's ranked here are Wanheng Menayothin (#1) of Thailand, China's Xiong Zhao Zhong (#3), Merlito Sabillo (#6) of the Philippines and Ali Raymi (#7) from Yemen.
- In the Light Flyweight division, which is lead by Filipino champion Donnie Nietes, with see a handful of Asian's including one notable new entrant. The new entrant is Japan's Takuma Inoue (#15) who has finally broken into the rankings and joins fellow Japanese fighter Yu Kimura (#12). The Japanese pair join Filipino trio Randy Petalcorin (#7), Jonathan Taconing (#8) and Rommel Asenjo (#13) whilst the top ranked Asian is Thailand's Paipharob Kokietgym (#1). We need to admit that we're confused as to how Petalcorin is ranked given that he now holds the WBA interim title following his win over Walter Tello.
- Flyweight has 6 ranked Asian's headed by former world title challenger Milan Melindo (#1) who is one of three ranked Filipino's alongside Joebert Alvarez (#8) and Froilan Saludar (#13). Thailand's Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (#3) is the sole Thai fighter ranked and his upcoming bout with China's Zou Shiming (#5) really is a bout to be excited about. Japan is represented by a pair of two of very good fighters, Japanese champion Suguru Muranaka (#6) and former WBC champion Akira Yaegashi (#9), who recently lost his WBC world title to Roman Gonzalez in a very exciting contest.
- 115lb Super Featherweight division looks set for an Asian invasaion. At the moment there are 8 ranked Asian's headed by a trio of Filipino's. The top ranked Asian is Arthur Villanueva (#2) who sits above hard hitting compatriot Warlito Parrenas (#3) and the talented Mark Anthony Geraldo (#4). The sole Chinese fighter is Hong Kong's Rex Tso (#5), whilst Thailand's leading contender is Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (#6). We're shocked to see Petchbarngborn ranked so highly considering that he was stopped only a few fights back by Japan's Sho Ishida (#9) who is still ranked notably behnd the leading Thai. Thailand has two other ranked contenders in the form of Noknoi Sitthiprasert (#12) and Tepparith Kokietgym (#13).
- In the Bantamweight division we're awaiting to see champion Tomoki Kameda defend his title against interim champion Alejandro Hernandez later this year. As for the ranked fighters we see a very interesting mix of fighters from various parts of the globe. The top ranked Asian contender is Filipino Marlon Tapales (#3) who sits just above Thailand's Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (#4), Japan's Ryo Akaho (#5) and Filipino contender Malcolm Tunacao (#6). A little lower down the rankings we have Zhanat Zhakiyanov (#9), Allie Laurel (#10), Nikolay Potapov (#11) and former champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (#13).
- Super Bantamweight also has it's highest ranked Asian contender coming from the Philippines as Genesis Servania (#2) sits on top of the other Asian's. The top Japanese fighter is Ryosuke Iwasa (#6) who sits above Hidenori Otake (#11) and Akifumi Shimoda (#11). Whilst we are glad to see Iwasa given a high ranking we do need to wonder why Shingo Wake isn't ranked, especially given that he was #6 himself last month.
- At Featherweight we find 5 Asian's including world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (#1) who is the only ranked Thai. We get a trio of Filipino's ranked with the highest ranked being Marvin Sonsona (#4) who sits above Mark Gil Melligen (#13) and Jessie Cris Rosales (#14). The sole Japanese ranked fighter is Hisasi Amagasa (#10)
- In the Super Featherweight division we have very few ranked Asian's. The highest is Terdsak Kokietgym (#2) who will be fighting in an interim title fight with Orlando Salido this coming Saturday. As well as Terdsak we also see Russian Andrey Klimov (#5) and Filipino Juan Martin Elorde (#7). It's strange that none of the very promising Japanese fighters, such as Daiki Kaneko, Masayuki Ito or Rikki Naito are ranked here though the WBO do make odd decisions.
- Asian fighters appear to be lacking at Lightweight where we have Russia's Petr Petrov (#6) and China's Ik Yang (#9), who looked destructive last time out in a very impressive performance.
- Light Welterweight is another that perhaps lacks Asian fighters. The highest ranked is former champion Ruslan Provodnikov (#2), Filipino fighter Jason Pagara (#3) is close behind whilst Russia's Aik Shakhnazaryan (#9) is the lowest ranked Asian.
- The Welterweight rankings feature just 2 Asian's. The highest of those is Fariz Mammadov (#8) from Azerbaijan whilst the second is Thai veteran Sirimongkol Singwancha (#14) who appears to have gotten into the rankings on attrition.
- At Light Middleweight we have just one ranked Asian, the newly crowned Japanese champion Yuki Nonaka (#15) who looked really great in his most recent outing.
- In the Middleweight division we find 3 ranked fighters of note. The highest is Matt Korobov (#1) who will be fighting for the world title later this year. Lower down the rankings is Afghanistan's Hamid Rahimi (#10) and the little known Artur Akavov (#13).
- In the Super Middleweight division the only fighter of note is Maxim Vlasov (#9).
- At Light Heavyweight it's again just Russian's who are ranked with Dmitry Sukhotsky (#7) the highest ranked, lower down the rankings is Oriental champion Vasily Lepikhin (#10), fresh off his break out win in the US, and Umar Salamov (#15).
- In the Cruiserweight division it's again just Russia with Grigory Drozd (#4) and Rakhim Chakhkiev (#12) being the only ranked fighters.
- The only ranked Heavyweight is Alexander Povetkin (#12).
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