|El Chocolatito watching and waiting for a Superfight|
|Kameda vacated rather than face Chemito Moreno|
World Class Boxing Results at Bantamweight and Below:
|Cuadras and late WBC President Jose Sulaiman|
Also on the card, Carlos Cuadras scored a second round stoppage of Songseanglek Phosuwangym in a bantamweight bout. The end came at the 2:22 mark. Cuadras raised his stats to 29-0 (24). Phosuwangym fell to 1-10 (0). Cuadras is rumored to be meeting Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the WBC belt in February. Cuadras retained his number five ranking among my top-performing super flyweights.
Also on this date, at Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan, Kazuto Ioka defeated Felix Alvarado in a twelve round WBA light flyweight title bout. The unanimous scores favored the champion 119-109, 119-110, and 115-113. Ioka defended his title for the third time. Alvarado fell to 18-1 (15). Ioka affirmed his number one status amid my best junior flyweights in the world. Also on the card, Ryo Miyazaki suffered and upset third round KO loss to Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. in an eight round light flyweight non-title bout. Miyazaki was halted at the 2:22 mark. Sakkreerin's win raise his ledger to 23-2 (15). Miyazaki lost his unbeaten record and fell to 20-1-3 (11). Miyazaki vacated the WBA 105-pound title. Miyazaki fell out of my minimumweight rankings and remains unranked at 108.
|El Finito Lopez is #1 all time|
1.) Ricardo Lopez (105, 108) 51-0-1 (38) ~ Former WBC/WBA/WBO, Minimumweight and IBF Light Flyweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: TKO2 Saman Sorjaturong, TKO5 Alex Sanchez, SD12 Rosendo Alvarez
2.) Ivan Calderon (105, 108) 35-3-1 (6) ~ Former WBO Minimumweight and Light Flyweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Alex Sanchez, W12 Roberto Carlos Leyva, W12 Isaac Bustos
3.) Rosendo Alvarez (105, 108) 37-4-2 (24) ~ Former WBA Minimumweight and Light Flyweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Chana Porpaoin, KO3 Kermin Guardia, TKO11 Jose Bonilla
4.) Yutaka Niida (105) 23-2-3 (9) ~ Former two-time WBA Minimumweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Chana Porpaoin, W12 Noel Arambulet II, W12 Ronald Barrera
|"Koon Motma" Porpaoin is #5|
W12 Hideyuki Ohashi, W12 Carlos Murillo I, W12 Carlos Murillo II
6.) Eagle Den Junlaphan (105) 18-2-0 (6) ~ Former two-time WBC Minimumweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Jose Antonio Aguirre,
UD12 Akira Yaegashi, UD12 Rodel Mayol
7.) Jose Antonio Aguirre (105) 35-10-1 (21) ~ Former WBC Minimumweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Wandee Singwancha,
W12 Manny Melchor, W12 Juan Palacios
8.) Noel Arambulet (105) 23-8-1 (11) ~ Former two-time WBA Minimumweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Yutaka Niida, W12 Joma Gamboa,
W12 Jose Garcia Bernal II
9.) Muhammad Rachman (105) 64-11-5 (34) ~ IBF and WBA Minimumweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105: W12 Daniel Reyes and W10 Bert Batawang
10.) Zolani Petelo (105) 64-11-5 (34) ~ Former IBF Minimumweight Champion ~ Best Wins at 105:
TKO 4 Ratanapol Sor Vorapin, W12 Juanito Rubillar, KO1 Eric Jamili
Honorable Mentions: Napa Kiatwanchai, Fahlan Sakkreerin, and Joma Gamboa
Bantamweight and Below: Give That Man a Title Shot!
|Lopez waits for another opportunity|
A showdown with either Donnie Nietes or Adrian Hernandez for their respective titles could be in Lopez' future. However, Lopez is ranked behind fellow countryman Pedro Guevara in each of these rankings. Guevara is rumored to be poised for his own shot at Hernandez. Nietes may be equally indisposed as he will likely rematch his interim titlist Moises Fuentes after their controversial draw in 2013. Lopez has earned his chance, but now looks to be on the waiting list.
Bantamweight and Below — On the Horizon:
|Zhong goes for his third WBC title defense in February|
On February 7, at Bang Rajan, Singburi, Thailand, Pungluang Sor Singyu versus TBA in a six round bantamweight bout. On February 8, in Mexico, Adrian Hernandez versus Janiel Rivera in a twelve round WBC light flyweight title bout; Julio Ceja versus TBA in a twelve round bantamweight bout.
On February 15, Hotel El Panama, Panama City, Panama, Liborio Solis versus TBA in an eight round bantamweight bout. On February 15, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan Carlos Reveco versus Manuel Vides in a twelve round WBA light flyweight title bout. On February 15, at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, Hekkie Budler versus Karluis Diaz in a twelve round minimumweight bout. On February 20, at Centro de Convenciones Figali, Panama City, Panama, Luis Concepcion versus Carlos Fontes in a twelve round flyweight bout.
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