By - George Delis (@Delisketo)
-Zhilei Zhang (21-0): WBO #10 / IBF #14
The 2008 Olympic Silver medalist defended his WBO Oriental title against Andriy Rudenko (32-5) in Monaco.
-Muhamad Farkhan (11-0): WBA #13
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 #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’s looks to former World champions Danny Garcia (36-2) and Shawn Porter (30-3) as his potential opponents for 2020.
-Apinun Khongsong (16-0): IBF #1
Apinun is set to clash with the IBF champion Josh Taylor (16-0) possibly in May.
-Daud Yordan (40-4): WBO #11
The former world title contender earned his 28th KO victory last November, over Michael Mokoena (15-5), back in his home country of Indonesia. Yordan has resumed training while waiting for his next fight.
-Xiangxiang Sun (16-0): IBF #13
Sun defended his IBF Asia title against Monico Laurente (30-17) last year.
-Joe Noynay (18-2): WBO #4
Noynay earned the biggest win of his career last 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 fight Josh Warrington (30-0).
-Mark Magsayo (20-0): WBC #6 / WBA #11 / IBF #15
Magsayo beat the former 2 time World champion Panya Uthok (53-8) back in August. The unbeaten Filipino will now be training under legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach.
-Jeo Santisima (19-2): WBO #4
Santisima challenges Emanuel Navarrete (30-1) for the WBO World championship on February 22nd.
-Albert Pagara (32-1): WBO #6
The former WBO & IBF Intercontinental champion made short work of Ratchanon Sawangsoda (12-4) last summer.
-Mike Plania (23-1): IBF #13
Plania earned a unanimous decision over Giovanni Gutierrez (10-1), winning the IBF North American title in the process.
-Thattana Luangphon (9-0): WBC #14
The undefeated Thai fighter had an impressive 2019, winning 6 fights as well as the WBC Asia championship.
-Alie Laurel (17-4): WBO #14
Laurel defeated Ernesto Saulong (22-6) for the WBO Oriental title.
-Jhunriel Ramonal (17-8): WBC #13
In a surprising turn of events, Ramonal knocked out Yusaku Kuga (19-4) on New Year’s Eve, becoming the new WBO Asia Pacific champion.
-Marlon Tapales (33-3): IBF #5
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, probably before summer.
-Tasana Salapat (54-1): WBC #8 / WBA #9
Salapat scored his 39th knockout a few weeks ago in Thailand.
-Michael Dasmarinas (30-2): IBF #1 / WBO #7 / WBC #12
No word on what’s next for Dasmarinas, who has been the IBF mandatory challenger since March of last year.
-Reymart Gaballo (23-0): WBA #4 / IBF #6 / WBO #15
The former interim WBA champion outclassed Chaiwat Buatkrathok (32-3) in his most recent fight.
-Karoon Jarupianlerd (44-9): WBA #13
Karoon earned a unanimous decision over Renz Rosia (16-9) this past September.
-Vincent Astrolabio (15-3): WBO #11
Astrolabio defended his WBO Oriental title against Wilbert Berondo (14-5).
-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 30th 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), in April.
-Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5): WBC #1 / WBO #7
The former 2 time WBC champion is expected to return in the ring soon.
-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 #3
The former interim WBA titlist has been 7-0 since losing to Artem Dalakian.
-Jade Bornea (15-0): IBF #6 / WBA #15
Bornea fought and beat fellow unbeaten prospect Ernesto Delgadillo (11-1) on January 30th and also captured the NABF title.
-Froilan Saludar (31-3): WBO #9
Saludar defends his WBO Asia Pacific title, against Ryoji Fukunaga (11-4), on February 14th.
-Komgrich Nantapech (27-5): IBF #13
The former world title challenger fought 2 back to back matches last year, stopping both of his opponents.
- KJ Cataraja (11-0): WBO #12
Cataraja stopped Crison Omayao (24-22) a few months ago.
-Sarawut Thawornkham (21-2): WBA #13
Thawornkham TKOed Samuel Tehuayo (21-46) winning the WBA Asia title as well.
-Giemel Magramo (24-1): WBO #1 / IBF #3 / WBC #4 / WBA #5
Magramo and Angel Acosta (21-1) might be squaring off in the near future for the vacant WBO World title.
-Jayson Mama (14-0): IBF #4 / 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 #14
Apolinario added 4 more wins to his record in 2019.
-Jayr Raquinel (12-1): WBC #12 / IBF #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 #8 / WBC #15
Libranza has been 8-0 since losing to Moruti Mthalane.
-Tibo Monabesa (20-1): WBC #7 / IBF #14
Monabesa wants a shot at the WBC champion Kenshiro Teraji (17-0).
-Panya Pradabsri (30-1): WBO #3 / WBA #5 / WBC #14
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 #12
Undefeated Thai fighter Simsri won a very close decision over Christian Bacolod (12-1) in Japan.
-Edward Heno (14-1): WBO #10
Heno unsuccessfully challenged the WBO World champion Elwin Soto (16-1).
-Mark Vicelles (11-0): WBO #11 / WBC #15
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
Zulueta captured the IBF Asia title last September.
-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 fought Daniel Valladares (22-1) to a technical draw.
-Chayaphon Moonsri (54-0): WBC World champion
Moonsri beat Simpiwe Konkco (19-6) back in October to mark his 12th successful defense.
-Jing Xiang (17-4): WBO #1 / WBC #8 / WBA #11
Xiang won the WBO International title on his Strawweight debut.
-Lito Dante (16-11): IBF #9
The OPBF champion will face Sulis Barrera (4-7) on February 8th and then has a date with former world title challenger Masataka Taniguchi (12-3) on March 17th.
-Rene Mark Cuarto (18-2): IBF #4 / WBO #9
Cuarto defeated Jayson Francisco (5-2) 2 months ago.
-Vic Saludar (20-4): WBO #2 / WBA #10
The former WBO World champion knocked out Mike Kinaadman (7-13) on December 21st.
-Robert Paradero (18-0): WBO #3 / IBF #7 / WBA #15
Paradero hasn’t fought since April of 2019.
-Melvin Jerusalem (15-2): WBC #1 / IBF #5 / WBO #6
Jerusalem defeated Reymark Taday (10-11) last summer.
-Samuel Salva (18-1): IBF #8
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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