By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Zhilei Zhang (21-0): WBO #10 / IBF #13
The 2008 Olympic Silver medalist defended his WBO Oriental title against Andriy Rudenko (32-5).
-Muhamad Farkhan (11-0): WBA #13
Malaysian knockout artist Muhamad Farkhan stopped Pascal Abel Ndomba (25-10), back in December, to capture the WBA & WBC Asia championships.
-Meng Fanlong (16-0): IBF #1 / WBC #15
Meng will challenge Artur Beterbiev (15-0) for the IBF title, on March 28th, in Canada.
-Manny Pacquiao (62-7): WBA (Super) World champion
Pacman looks to Danny Garcia (36-2) or Errol Spence Jr. (26-0) as his potential next opponent.
-Apinun Khongsong (16-0): IBF #1 / WBA #12
Apinun is set to clash with the unified WBA (Super) & IBF champion Josh Taylor (16-0) on May 2nd.
-Daud Yordan (40-4): WBO #11
Yordan was supposed to fight in Singapore next month, but due the coronavirus outbreak, the fight was cancelled.
-Joe Noynay (18-2): WBO #4 / IBF #14
Noynay earned the biggest win of his career last summer when he dominated the 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Satoshi Shimizu (8-1) to retain his WBO Asia Pacific title. His defence over Kenichi Ogawa (24-1) ended in a technical draw.
-Yongqiang Yang (13-0): WBO #13
The WBO Global champion was meant to face Masayuki Ito (26-2) in a world title eliminator, but due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, the entire event was cancelled. Yang is also ranked #15 at the IBF Lightweight rankings.
-Xiao Tao Su (11-1): WBO #14
Tao Su 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 has set his sights on fighting Josh Warrington (30-0).
-Mark Magsayo (20-0): IBF #4 / WBC #5 / WBA #11
Magsayo beat the former 2 time World champion Panya Uthok (53-8) back in August. The unbeaten Filipino is now training under Freddie Roach.
-Thattana Luangphon (10-0): WBC #13
The undefeated Thai fighter had an impressive 2019, winning 6 fights as well as the WBC Asia championship. His most recent one was on March 7th against Artid Bamrungauea (26-30).
-Albert Pagara (32-1): WBO #6
The former WBO & IBF Intercontinental champion has been working as the sparring partner for Naoya Inoue since last month.
-Mike Plania (23-1): WBA #11 / IBF #12
Plania earned a unanimous decision over Giovanni Gutierrez (10-1), winning the IBF North American title in the process.
-Alie Laurel (18-4): WBO #13
Laurel stopped Jun Eraham (22-39) on February 15th.
-Jhunriel Ramonal (17-8): WBC #12
Ramonal knocked out Yusaku Kuga (19-4) on New Year’s Eve, becoming the new WBO Asia Pacific champion.
-Jeo Santisima (19-3): WBO #4
Santisima came up short in his world title fight against the WBO champion Emanuel Navarrete (31-1).
-Marlon Tapales (33-3): IBF #4
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) will take place on April 25th.
-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 / WBO #4
The 4 division World champion will meet Nordine Oubaali (17-0) for the WBC title on May 16th.
-Tasana Salapat (55-1): WBC #8 / WBA #7
Salapat scored his 40th knockout last month in Thailand, capturing the WBC Asia Diamond title as well.
-Reymart Gaballo (23-0): WBA #1 / IBF #6
The former interim WBA champion outclassed Chaiwat Buatkrathok (32-3) in his most recent fight.
-Vincent Astrolabio (15-3): WBO #10
Astrolabio defended his WBO Oriental title against Wilbert Berondo (14-5).
-Michael Dasmarinas (30-2): IBF #1 / WBO #6 / WBC #14
Dasmarinas will square off with Chaiwat Buatkrathok (33-3) on May 16th.
-Jun Zhao (13-2): WBA #14
After making short work of Jay Francis Buray (11-2) this January, Zhao put his WBA Asia title on the line once again on March 13th against Kai Chiba (12-1).
-Jerwin Ancajas (32-1): IBF World champion
Ancajas will mark his 9th title defense, against Jonathan Javier Rodriguez (21-1), on April 11th.
-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5): WBC #1 / WBO #11
The former 2 time WBC champion will finally make his in ring return on April 4th against Amnat Ruenroeng (20-3).
-Donnie Nietes (42-1): WBC #5
After missing 2019 due to a shoulder injury, the 4 division World champion is planning on making a comeback this year.
-Sirichai Thaiyen (57-4): WBA #1
The former interim WBA titlist has been 7-0 since losing to Artem Dalakian.
-Jade Bornea (15-0): IBF #7 / WBA #14
Bornea fought and beat Ernesto Delgadillo (11-1) on January 30th.
-Froilan Saludar (31-4): WBO #9
Saludar lost his WBO Asia Pacific title to Ryoji Fukunaga (12-4).
-Komgrich Nantapech (27-5): IBF #13
Nantapech has won his last 5 fights.
-KJ Cataraja (11-0): WBO #13
Cataraja stopped Crison Omayao (24-22) a few months ago.
-Giemel Magramo (24-1): WBO #1
Magramo and Junto Nakatani (20-0) were meant to clash for the vacant WBO World title on April 4th in Tokyo, but since the Japan Professional Boxing Association and Japan Boxing Commission have suspended all the fights in the country, it’s not known if the match will be postponed or change its location.
-Jayson Mama (15-0): IBF #3 / WBO #8
The undefeated Filipino had an impressive 2019, with victories over Teeraphong Utaida (39-7) and former World champion Ekkawit Songnui (49-7).
-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 #11 / IBF #15
Apolinario added 4 more wins to his record in 2019.
-Jayr Raquinel (12-1): WBC #9 / IBF #12 / WBA #15
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 #6 / WBC #12
Libranza has been 8-0 since losing to Moruti Mthalane.
-Panya Pradabsri (32-1): WBO #2 / WBA #4 / WBC #11
Pradabsri knocked out former world title challenger Jerry Tomogdan (29-11) in less than 2 minutes. He might be next in line to fight the WBA (Regular) champion Carlos Canizales (22-0).
-Tibo Monabesa (20-1): WBC #5
Monabesa meets Toto Landero (11-4) on March 21st for the WBC International championship.
-Andika Fredikson Ha'e (17-0): WBA #2 / WBO #8
“D’Golden Boy” defended his WBA Asia title against Richard Rosales (14-12).
-Thanongsak Simsri (14-0): WBA #12
Undefeated Thai fighter Simsri won a very close decision over Christian Bacolod (12-1) in Japan.
-Edward Heno (14-1): WBO #9
Heno unsuccessfully challenged the WBO World champion Elwin Soto (17-1).
-Mark Vicelles (11-0): WBO #11 / WBC #12
Vicelles defeated Jesse Espinas (20-4) last summer.
-Christian Araneta (17-1): IBF #9
Araneta lost an IBF eliminator to Daniel Valladares (22-1).
-John Michael Zulueta (11-0): WBA #14 / IBF #15
Zulueta captured the IBF Asia title last September.
-Thammanoon Niyomtrong (21-0): WBA World champion
The undefeated Thai champion defended his crown, for the 8th time, against Norihito Tanaka (19-8).
-Pedro Taduran (14-2): IBF World champion
Taduran fought Daniel Valladares (22-1) to a technical draw.
-Chayaphon Moonsri (54-0): WBC World champion
Moonsri defends next on April 25th against Marco John Rementizo (12-3).
-Jing Xiang (17-4): WBO #1 / WBC #10 / WBA #8
Xiang won the WBO International title on his Strawweight debut.
-Lito Dante (17-11): IBF #8
The OPBF champion was meant to face Masataka Taniguchi (12-3) on March 17th but the match has cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak in Japan.
-Rene Mark Cuarto (18-2): IBF #3 / WBO #9
Cuarto defeated Jayson Francisco (5-2) 3 months ago.
-Victorio Saludar (20-4): WBO #2 / WBA #7
The former WBO champion knocked out Mike Kinaadman (7-13) last December.
-Robert Paradero (18-0): WBO #7 / IBF #6 / WBA #15
Paradero hasn’t fought since April of 2019.
-Melvin Jerusalem (15-2): WBC #1 / IBF #4 / WBO #5
Jerusalem defeated Reymark Taday (10-12) in his most recent fight.
-Samuel Salva (18-1): IBF #7 / WBO #14
Salva suffered an injury in his match with Pedro Taduran (14-2), costing him the opportunity to become the IBF champion. He bounced back with a win over Donny Mabao (23-43) on January 19th.
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