By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Meng Fanlong (15-0): IBF #1 / WBO #13
Meng won an IBF title eliminator in June, against Adam Deines (17-1). He will be next in line to face the winner of Beterbiev vs. Gvozdyk.
-Apinun Khongsong (16-0): IBF #1
The undefeated Thai fighter knocked out Japanese veteran Akihiro Kondo (31-9) to become the #1 contender for the IBF World title back in February. He then stopped Indonesian journeyman Yosmar kefi (9-12) on July 19th.
-Romero Duno (20-1): WBO #10
The Filipino prospect defeated world title contender Juan Antonio Rodriguez (30-8) in the States, a few months ago. He will be in action again on September 14th. (Opponent TBA).
-Xiangxiang Sun (16-0): IBF #12
Sun defended his IBF Asia championship against Monico Laurente (30-15) this past March.
-Joe Noynay (18-2): WBO #6
Noynay earned the biggest win of his career on July 12th as he dominated the 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Satoshi Shimizu (8-1) to defend his WBO Asia Pacific crown. He is expected to return to Japan, on December 7th, in a match against Kenichi Ogawa (24-1).
-Jhack Tepora (23-0): IBF #3 / WBA #12 / WBC #14
The former interim WBA World champion got a unanimous decision over Jose Luis Gallegos (16-7) on June 1st.
-Mark Magsayo (20-0): WBC #10
Magsayo outclassed the former 2 time World champion Panya Uthok (53-7) on August 31st and also gained the vacant WBC Asia title.
-Marlon Tapales (33-2): WBO #1 / IBF #3
The former WBO Bantamweight World champion has 3 stoppage wins since moving up a weight class.
-Juan Miguel Elorde (28-1): WBO #2
Elorde has been the WBO Asia Pacific champion since 2015 and has defended it successfully 4 times. He will now challenge Emanuel Navarrete (28-1) for the WBO World title, on September 14th.
-Albert Pagara (32-1): WBO #3
The WBO Intercontinental champion dropped Ratchanon Sawangsoda (12-4) on August 17th.
-Ye Joon Kim (18-1): WBA #11
Joon defeated Ryo Kosaka (17-5) to win the vacant WBA Asia title.
Note: This makes Joon the 1st Korean to enter the world rankings in years.
-Jeo Santisima (18-2): WBO #7
Santisima knocked out Alvius Maufani (6-4) in a single round.
-Nawaphon Kaikanha (46-1): WBC #3
Kaikanha marked a second successful defense of his WBC Asia title against former World champion Sonny Boy Jaro (45-15) in May and also knocked out Ryan Lumacad (14-3) on July 20th. He fights for a third time on September 21st against Ryan Rey Ponteras (22-14).
-Michael Dasmarinas (29-2): IBF #1 / WBC #10
Dasmarinas defeated Kenny Demecillo (14-5) this past March, to become the #1 contender for the IBF World title.
-Reymart Gaballo (22-0): WBA #4 / IBF #10 / WBO #14
The former interim WBA champion destroyed Japanese journeyman Yuya Nakamura (9-3) this past February and then Yeison Vargas (17-2) on August 31st.
-Tasana Salapat (51-1): WBC #7 / WBA #9
Since failing to capture the interim WBC title in December, Salapat has picked up 3 more wins as well as the OPBF Silver championship.
-Sukpraserd Ponpitak (24-10): IBF #4
Ponpitak lost to Yukinori Oguni (21-2) in May, but has already bounced back with 2 stoppages over Anucha Noithong (0-6) as well as Hamson Lamandau (10-3) and has also become the IBF Pan Pacific champion.
-Vincent Astrolabio (14-3): WBO #12
Astrolabio defended his newly won WBO Oriental title against Kevin Aseniero (9-3) on August 24th.
-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5): WBC #1 / WBA #4
Srisaket already finds himself again at the top of the world rankings and has recently returned back to his camp, possibly getting ready for his next match.
-Sirichai Thaiyen (55-4): WBA #2
The former interim WBA Flyweight World champion has been 5-0 since losing to Dalakian.
-Donnie Nietes (42-1): IBF #4 / WBC #4
No news yet on the 4 division world champion’s return.
-Froilan Saludar (30-3): WBO #12
The former world title challenger will meet Tsubasa Murachi (4-0) for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific crown on September 21st.
-Aston Palicte (25-3): WBO #8 / WBC #8
Palicte lost to Kazuto Ioka (24-2) and failed once again to capture the WBO crown.
-Jakkrawut Majoogoen (28-1): WBA #14
Majoogoen has been on an impressive 14 fight winning streak since losing to Daigo Higa in 2015.
-KJ Cataraja (10-0): WBO #10
Cataraja beat Delfin de Asis (9-8) this July.
-Wulan Tuolehazi (12-3): WBA #3 / WBO #12
The WBC Silver champion fought Japanese standout Ryota Yamauchi (5-1) in March, to win the vacant WBA International title. He marked his first WBA defense against former OPBF champion Ardin Diale (35-14) on May 26th.
-Jayson Mama (14-0): IBF #9 / WBO #10
The undefeated Filipino prospect has had quite an impressive year thus far, with victories over Teeraphong Utaida (38-7) and former WBA Strawweight World champion Ekkawit Songnui (49-7). He then beat Dexter Alimento on September 5th.
-Giemel Magramo (23-1): WBO #2 / IBF #4 / WBC #5 / WBA #5
Magramo defeated Wenfeng Ge (11-1) for the WBO International title this past January. He will clash with Komgrich Nantapech (25-5) on September 7th for a shot at the IBF World title.
-Nare Yianleang (71-5): WBA #2 / WBC #7
Since losing to Kazuto Ioka in 2017, Yianleang has won 9 fights in a row.
-Jayr Raquinel (11-1): WBC #15
The Filipino returned after almost an entire year of inactivity, on August 23rd, and stopped former world title contender Takuya kogawa (30-6) and defended his OPBF title.
-Komgrich Nantapech (25-5): IBF #3
As mentioned above, the Thai boxer will be involved in an IBF eliminator against Giemel Magramo (23-1).
-Genisis Libranza (19-1): WBC #13
Libranza has been 8-0 since losing to the IBF World champion Moruti Mthalane (38-2).
-Sarawut Thawornkham (20-2): WBA #6
Sarawut failed to capture the WBA World title from Artem Dalakian (19-0).
-Edward Heno (14-0): WBO #1 / WBC #1 / WBA #4 / IBF #14
The longtime OPBF king will challenge the WBO World champion Elwin Soto (15-1) either on October 23rd or 24th.
-Christian Araneta (17-0): IBF #3 / WBO #8 / WBC #12
Araneta will go toe to toe with Daniel Valladares (20-1) in an IBF eliminator on September 7th.
-Andika Fredikson Ha'e (17-0): WBA #3
“D’Golden Boy” became the WBA Asia champion in April and defended it on August 31st.
-Randy Petalcorin (30-3): IBF #9 / WBA #11
The former interim WBA World champion beat Thai journeyman Worawatchai Boonjan (14-22) on June 9th.
-Mark Vicelles (11-0): WBO #11
Vicelles added 2 more victories to his record this year.
-Christian Bacolod (11-0): WBO #12
Christian stopped Garry Rojo (9-13) in July.
-Xiang Li (7-2): WBO #15
Li earned the WBC Asia Continental & WBO Youth titles this past May.
-Jonathan Taconing (28-4): WBC #10
Taconing failed to capture the WBC World title from Ken Shiro (16-0).
-Jing Xiang (17-4): WBO #5
Xiang successfully defended his WBC Silver Light Flyweight title against 2 division World champion Suriyan Satorn (60-7) back in January. The Chinese star then made his Strawweight debut on August 17th against Jomar Caindog (10-2) capturing the WBO International championship.
-Samuel Salva (17-0): IBF #1 / WBO #2
Salva and Pedro Taduran (13-2) will meet on September 7th for the vacant IBF World title.
-Lito Dante (16-10): WBC #7 / IBF #11
In a shocking turn of events, Dante managed to TKO top contender Tsubasa Koura (14-1) and become the OPBF champion.
-Rhenrob Andales (10-1): WBA #7
”ArAr” captured the vacant WBA Asia title earlier this year and defended it for the first time in April against Cris Ganoza (17-3). However, he unsuccessfully challenged the WBA World champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (19-0) on August 2nd.
-Pedro Taduran (13-2): IBF #3 / WBC #4 / WBO #8
As mentioned above, Taduran will be involved in an IBF World championship match with Samuel Salva (17-0).
-Rene Mark Cuarto (17-2): IBF #6 / WBO #15
Cuarto fights the undefeated Jayson Vayson (8-0) on September 7th.
-Joey Canoy (15-3): WBO #9
Canoy stopped Ryan Makiputin (13-18) on July 11th.
-Mark Anthony Barriga (9-1): WBC #5 / IBF #9 / WBO #14
Barriga failed to capture the vacant IBF World Championship in December.
-Robert Paradero (18-0): WBO #3 / IBF #10 / WBA #13
Paradero beat Jonathan Almacen (5-3) this past April.
-Melvin Jerusalem (15-2): WBC #2 / IBF #7 / WBO #10
Jerusalem defeated Reymark Taday (9-10) on August 17th.
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