By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Meng Fanlong (15-0): IBF #1
Meng won an IBF title eliminator in June, against Adam Deines (17-1).
-Apinun Khongsong (16-0): IBF #1
The undefeated Thai fighter stopped Japanese veteran Akihiro Kondo (31-9) with a thunderous uppercut, to become the #1 contender for the IBF World title.
-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. A match with Ryan Garcia (18-0) is being considered to take place this Fall, probably on September 14th.
-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 #5
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.
-Jhack Tepora (23-0): IBF #3 / WBA #13 / WBC #14
The former interim WBA World champion got a unanimous decision over Jose Luis Gallegos (16-7) on June 1st.
-Mark Magsayo (19-0): WBC #8
Magsayo will step into the ring for the second time this year, on August 31st, when he goes up against 2 time World champion Panya Uthok (53-6) with the vacant WBC Asia & IBF Pan Pacific titles on the line.
-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, most recently against Shohei Kawashima (17-3).
-Albert Pagara (31-1): WBO #3
The WBO Intercontinental champion will face Ratchanon Sawangsoda (12-3) on August 17th.
-Jeo Santisima (17-2): WBO #7
Santisima fights Alvius Maufani (6-3) on August 17th.
-Nawaphon Kaikanha (46-1): WBC #4
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.
-Michael Dasmarinas (29-2): IBF #1 / WBC #11
Dasmarinas defeated Kenny Demecillo (14-5) this past March, to become the #1 contender for the IBF World title.
-Reymart Gaballo (21-0): WBA #4
The former interim WBA champion destroyed Japanese journeyman Yuya Nakamura (9-3) this past February. Gaballo recently signed with PBC.
-Tasana Salapat (50-1): WBC #8 / WBA #10
Since failing to capture the interim WBC title in December, Salapat has picked up 2 more wins and 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.
-Kenny Demecillo (14-5): IBF #10
Demecillo lost to Michael Dasmarinas (29-2) in Singapore, as mentioned above.
-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5): WBC #1 / WBA #2
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 #4
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.
-Aston Palicte (25-3): WBO #8 / WBC #9
Palicte lost to Kazuto Ioka (24-2) and failed once again to capture the WBO crown.
-Wulan Tuolehazi (12-3): WBA #3 / WBO #12
The WBC Silver champion fought Japanese standout Ryota Yamauchi (4-1) 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 (13-0): 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).
-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 #1 / WBC #7
Since losing to Kazuto Ioka in 2017, Yianleang has won 9 fights in a row.
-Komgrich Nantapech (25-5): IBF #3
As mentioned above, the Thai boxer will be involved in an IBF eliminator against Giemel Magramo (23-1).
-Edward Heno (14-0): WBO #1 / WBC #2 / WBA #2 / IBF #14
Heno made his third successful OPBF title defense in February, against Koji Itagaki (18-14). There’s a good chance that the Filipino meets the newly crowned WBO World champion Elwin Soto (15-1), possibly in October.
-Christian Araneta (17-0): IBF #3 / WBO #10 / WBC #12
Araneta will go toe to toe with fellow undefeated top contender Agustin Mauro Gauto (12-0) in an IBF eliminator, on October 6th.
-Andika Fredikson Ha'e (16-0): WBA #4
“D’Golden Boy” became the WBA Asia champion in April.
-Randy Petalcorin (30-3): IBF #9 / WBA #11
The former interim WBA World champion beat Thai journeyman Worawatchai Boonjan (14-22) on June 9th.
-Jonathan Taconing (28-4): WBC #1
Taconing failed to capture the WBC World title from Ken Shiro (16-0).
-Jing Xiang (16-4): 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 will make his Strawweight debut on August 17th against Jomar Caindog (10-1) for the vacant WBO International championship.
-Samuel Salva (17-0): IBF #1 / WBO #2
Salva and Pedro Taduran (13-2) will meet on September 7th in an IBF eliminator.
-Lito Dante (16-10): WBC #8 / IBF #11
In a shocking turn of events, Dante managed to TKO top contender Tsubasa Koura (14-1) and not only become the OPBF champion but also place himself in the world rankings.
-Rhenrob Andales (10-1): WBA #5
”ArAr” captured the vacant WBA Asia title earlier this year and defended it for the first time in April against Cris Ganoza (17-3). He now challenges the WBA World champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong (18-0) on August 2nd.
-Pedro Taduran (13-2): IBF #3 / WBC #4 / WBO #8
As mentioned above, Taduran will be involved in an IBF No.1 contendership match with Samuel Salva (17-0)
-Rene Mark Cuarto (17-2): IBF #6 / WBO #15
Cuarto defeated Mike Kinaadman (6-10) on June 28th.
-Joey Canoy (15-3): WBO #9
Canoy stopped Ryan Makiputin (13-18) on July 11th.
-Mark Anthony Barriga (9-1): WBC #6 / IBF #9 / WBO #14
Barriga failed to capture the vacant IBF World Championship in December.
-Robert Paradero (18-0): WBO #3 / WBA #13
Paradero beat Jonathan Almacen (5-3) this past April.
-Melvin Jerusalem (14-2): WBC #2 / IBF #7 / WBO #10
Jerusalem hasn’t fought since November.
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