Super flyweight

Super flyweight, also referred to as junior bantamweight or light bantamweight, is a weight class in professional boxing, contested from 112 pounds (51 kg) and up to 115 pounds (52 kg).

HistoryEdit

The first title match in this division was in 1980, when the World Boxing Council responded to pressure from Asian and Latin American members who felt the difference between the flyweight limit and the bantamweight limit was too significant. Rafael Orono won the inaugural title in February of that year by defeating Seung-Hoon Lee. The World Boxing Association followed suit in 1981 when Gustavo Ballas won the vacant title by knocking out Sok-Chul Baek. The first International Boxing Federation champion was Ju-Do Chun, who won the belt in 1983 with a knockout of Ken Kasugai.

Notable champions in this division have been Ellyas Pical, Gilberto Román, Jiro Watanabe, Moon Sung-kil, Nana Konadu, Mark Johnson, Johnny Tapia, Robert Quiroga, Danny Romero, Vic Darchinyan, Khaosai Galaxy, Samson Dutch Boy Gym, Nonito Donaire, Román González, Carlos Cuadras, Tepparith Singwancha, Naoya Inoue, McJoe Arroyo, Juan Francisco Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

Khaosai Galaxy holds the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with 19 defenses of the WBA title.[1]

Current world championsEdit

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses Beaten opponents
WBA February 29, 2020   Román González 49–2 (41 KO) 0 0
WBC April 26, 2019   Juan Francisco Estrada 40–3 (27 KO) 1 1
IBF September 3, 2016   Jerwin Ancajas 32–1–2 (22 KO) 8 8
WBO June 19, 2019   Kazuto Ioka 25–2 (14 KO) 1 1

Current The Ring world rankingsEdit

As of September 28, 2020.[2]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C   Juan Francisco Estrada 40–3 (27 KO) WBC
1   Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 47–5–1 (41 KO)
2   Román González 49–2 (41 KO) WBA
3   Kazuto Ioka 25–2 (14 KO) WBO
4   Jerwin Ancajas 32–1–2 (22 KO) IBF
5   Khalid Yafai 26–1 (15 KO)
6   Andrew Moloney 21–1 (14 KO)
7   Francisco Rodríguez Jr. 33–4–1 (24 KO)
8   Jeyvier Cintron 11–1 (5 KO)
9   Carlos Cuadras 39–3–1 (27 KO)
10   Joshua Franco 17–1–2 (8 KO)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""เขาทราย แกแล็คซี่" คืนสังเวียน คาดเข็มขัดแชมป์โลกตลอดกาล". prachachat (in Thai). 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ "The Ring ratings: super flyweight/junior bantamweight". Retrieved 16 April 2020.