By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Zhilei Zhang (21-0): WBO #10 / IBF #14 / WBC #29
The 2008 Olympic Silver medalist defended his WBO Oriental title against Andriy Rudenko (32-5) in Monaco.
-Muhamad Farkhan (11-0): WBA #15
Malaysian knockout artist Muhamad Farkhan stopped Pascal Abel Ndomba (24-10), on December 29th, to capture the WBA & WBC Asia championships.
-Meng Fanlong (16-0): IBF #1 / WBC #14
Meng defeated Adam Deines (19-1) in June to become the mandatory challenger for Artur Beterbiev’s (15-0) IBF title. The fight however might not take place due to Beterbiev’s reluctance to travel to China.
-Manny Pacquiao (62-7): WBA (Super) World champion
Pacman’s looks to former World champions Danny Garcia (35-2) and Shawn Porter (30-3) as his potential opponents for 2020.
-Apinun Khongsong (16-0): IBF #1
The undefeated Thai fighter is next in line to challenge Josh Taylor (16-0) for the IBF strap.
-Daud Yordan (40-4): WBO #11
The former world title contender earned his 28th stoppage victory last November, over Michael Mokoena (15-5), back in his home country of Indonesia. Yordan aims at competing for a WBO championship next.
-Xiangxiang Sun (16-0): IBF #13
Sun defended his IBF Asia title against Monico Laurente (30-16) last year.
-Joe Noynay (18-2): WBO #5 / WBC #16
Noynay earned the biggest win of his career this summer as he dominated 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Satoshi Shimizu (8-1) to retain his WBO Asia Pacific crown. His defense over Kenichi Ogawa (24-1) ended in a technical draw.
-Xiao Tao Su (11-1): WBO #14
The Chinese fighter dispatched Shota Yukawa (11-6) in one round to win the vacant WBO Oriental title.
-Can Xu (18-2): WBA (Regular) World champion
The Chinese star defended his belt in a one sided affair against Manny Robles III (18-1) on November 23rd. His next goal is to face Josh Warrington (30-0) for the IBF crown.
-Mark Magsayo (20-0): WBC #7
Magsayo beat the former 2 time World champion Panya Uthok (53-8) back in August.
-Jhack Tepora (23-1): IBF #3 / WBA #10 / WBC #9
The Filipino prodigy suffered his first professional loss at the hands of Oscar Escandon (26-5) on December 21st.
-Albert Pagara (32-1): WBO #1
The WBO Intercontinental champion made short work of Ratchanon Sawangsoda (12-4) last summer. Pagara now eyes a future world title tilt with Emanuel Navarrete (30-1).
-Alie Laurel (17-4): WBO #14
Laurel recently scored a win over Ernesto Saulong (22-6) to capture the WBO Oriental title.
-Jeo Santisima (19-2): WBO #5
Santisima made Rene Dacquel (20-10) retire on his stool after 3 rounds.
-Ye Joon Kim (18-1): WBA #13
Joon defeated Ryo Kosaka (17-5) 8 months ago.
-Marlon Tapales (33-3): IBF #3
Tapales lost to Ryosuke Iwasa (27-3), on December 7th, in an interim IBF title match.
-John Riel Casimero (29-4): WBO World champion
Casimero dispatched Zolani Tete (28-4) within 3 rounds, becoming a 3 division World champion in the process. A unification fight with the WBA (Super) & IBF title holder Naoya Inoue (19-0) in April looks very possible.
-Nawaphon Kaikanha (48-1): WBC #2
Nawaphon has been undefeated in his last 12 bouts, including KO victories over former World champions Sonny Boy Jaro (45-15) as well as Amnat Ruenroeng (20-3).
-Nonito Donaire (40-6): WBC #1
The 4 division World champion has been named mandatory challenger for Nordine Oubaali’s (17-0) WBC title.
-Tasana Salapat (53-1): WBC #8 / WBA #8
Salapat scored his 38th knockout over Aries Buenavidez (13-4) in less than a minute.
-Michael Dasmarinas (30-2): IBF #1 / WBO #7 / WBC #12
Dasmarinas is next in line for an IBF title match.
-Reymart Gaballo (23-0): WBA #4 / IBF #6 / WBO #15 / WBC #32
The former interim WBA champion outclassed Chaiwat Buatkrathok (32-3) on December 14th.
-Karoon Jarupianlerd (44-9): WBA #12
Karoon earned a unanimous decision over Renz Rosia (16-9) this past September.
-Vincent Astrolabio (15-3): WBO #12
Astrolabio defended his WBO Oriental title against Wilbert Berondo (14-5) a few weeks ago.
-Jun Zhao (12-2): WBA #14
Zhao will put his WBA Asia title on the line against Jay Francis Buray (11-1) on January 6th.
-Jerwin Ancajas (32-1): IBF World champion
Ancajas successfully defended his championship for the 8th time last month, against Miguel Gonzalez (31-3).
-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5): WBC #1 / WBO #7
The former 2 time WBC champion is expected to return to the ring soon.
-Donnie Nietes (42-1): IBF #4 / WBC #6
No news yet on the 4 division World champion’s future.
-Sirichai Thaiyen (55-4): WBA #3 / WBC #16
The former interim WBA Flyweight World titlist has been 5-0 since losing to Artem Dalakian.
-Jade Bornea (14-0): IBF #10 / WBA #15
Bornea will face fellow unbeaten prospect Ernesto Delgadillo (11-0) on January 30th of 2020 for the vacant NABF title.
-Froilan Saludar (31-3): WBO #9
Saludar became the WBO Asia Pacific champion, after knocking out Tsubasa Murachi (4-1) in September.
- KJ Cataraja (11-0): WBO #12
Cataraja expanded his undefeated streak when he beat Crison Omayao (24-21) a few months ago.
-Sarawut Thawornkham (21-2): WBA #13
Thawornkham TKOed Samuel Tehuayo (21-46) winning the WBA Asia title as well.
-Jayson Mama (14-0): WBO #8 / WBC #26
The undefeated Filipino fighter had an impressive 2019, with victories over Teeraphong Utaida (39-7) and former World champion Ekkawit Songnui (49-7).
-Giemel Magramo (24-1): WBO #1 / IBF #3 / WBC #5 / WBA #5
Magramo defeated Richard Claveras (18-7) in September.
-Wenfeng Ge (12-1): WBO #7
Wenfeng earned the biggest victory of his career when he outboxed 2 division World champion Suriyan Satorn (60-8) to capture the WBO Global title.
-Dave Apolinario (13-0): WBA #14
Apolinario added 4 more wins to his record in 2019.
-Jayr Raquinel (12-1): WBC #13
Raquinel returned after almost an entire year of inactivity this past summer, and stopped former world title challenger Takuya Kogawa (30-6) as well as Indonesian journeyman Jack Amisa (21-47)
-Genisis Libranza (19-1): IBF #7 / WBC #15
Libranza has been 8-0 since losing to the IBF champion Moruti Mthalane.
-Wulan Tuolehazi (13-4): WBO #10
Tuolehazi suffered a devastating loss to Kosei Tanaka (15-0) on New Year’s Eve.
-Tibo Monabesa (20-1): WBC #8 / IBF #14
Monabesa fought and beat Omari Kimweri (17-5) this past August. The Indonesian now wants to compete for the WBC title against Kenshiro Teraji (17-0).
-Panya Pradabsri (30-1): WBO #3 / WBA #7
Pradabsri knocked out former world title challenger Jerry Tomogdan (29-11) on December 20th in less than 2 minutes.
-Andika Fredikson Ha'e (17-0): WBA #2 / WBO #9
“D’Golden Boy” defended his WBA Asia title against Richard Rosales (14-11).
-Thanongsak Simsri (13-0): WBA #14
Undefeated Thai fighter Simsri won a very close decision over Christian Bacolod (12-1) in Japan.
-Edward Heno (14-1): WBO #10
The longtime OPBF king unsuccessfully challenged the WBO World champion Elwin Soto (16-1) in October.
-Mark Vicelles (11-0): WBO #11 / WBC #15
Vicelles defeated Jesse Espinas (20-4) this past July.
-Christian Araneta (17-1): IBF #9
Araneta lost an IBF eliminator to Daniel Valladares (22-1) 4 months ago.
-Thammanoon Niyomtrong (20-0): WBA World champion
The undefeated Thai champion has defended his belt 7 times.
-Pedro Taduran (14-2): IBF World champion
Taduran captured the vacant title when he beat Samuel Salva (17-1) in September.
-Chayaphon Moonsri (54-0): WBC World champion
Moonsri outclassed Simpiwe Konkco (19-6) back in October to mark his 12th successful defense.
-Jing Xiang (17-4): WBO #2 / WBC #6
Xiang won the WBO International title on his Strawweight debut.
-Lito Dante (16-11): WBC #7 / IBF #10
The OPBF champion will face Sulis Barrera (4-7) on February 8th.
-Rene Mark Cuarto (18-2): IBF #4 / WBO #10 / WBC #38
Cuarto defeated Jayson Francisco (5-2) on December 15th.
-Vic Saludar (20-4): WBO #3
The former WBO World champion knocked out Mike Kinaadman (7-13) on December 21st.
-Rhenrob Andales (10-2): WBA #7
”ArAr” got knocked out by Joel Lino (11-3) on November 15th.
-Joey Canoy (15-4): IBF #8
Canoy lost to Nkosinathi Joyi (29-5) on December 16th.
-Robert Paradero (18-0): WBO #1 / IBF #7 / WBA #15 / WBC #20
Paradero hasn’t fought since April of 2019.
-Melvin Jerusalem (15-2): WBC #1 / IBF #5 / WBO #6
Jerusalem defeated Reymark Taday (9-11) in August.
-Samuel Salva (17-1): IBF #9
Salva suffered an injury in his match with Pedro Taduran (14-2), costing him the opportunity to become the IBF champion.
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