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Top 10 Mini Flyweight Boxing Rankings

Updating the Mini Flyweight Boxing Rankings after Oscar Collazo defeated Garen Diagan by TKO. Also where Panya Pradabsri and more rank

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By admin | January 13, 2023

Updating the Mini Flyweight Boxing Rankings after Oscar Collazo’s successful WBO Minimumweight title defense against Melvin Jerusalem.

Honorable Mention

Wilfredo Méndez

Wilfredo Méndez is a professional boxer from Puerto Rico, and he has a record of 18 wins and 3 losses. 

Méndez is the former WBO mini flyweight champion. He won the title after defeating Vic Saludar back in 2019.

In his most recent fight, he lost to Yudai Shigeoka, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

Ayanda Ndulani

Title(s):

  • IBO Minimumweight World Champion

Ayanda Ndulani is a professional boxer from South Africa, and he has a record of 13 wins and 2 losses. 

Ndulani is the current IBO minimumweight world champion, and he won the title after defeating Nkosinathi Joyi. he has defended the title twice. 

In his most recent fight, he lost to Luis Castillo Soto, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

Masataka Taniguchi

Masataka Taniguchi is a professional boxer from Japan with a record of 16 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the former WBO mini-flyweight champion and won the title after defeating Wilfredo Méndez. Taniguchi defended the title once, however, in his most recent fight, he lost the title to Melvin Jerusalem. 

Taniguchi had a good first round, however, in the second, he got hit with a solid combination, and couldn’t make the 10 count.

Top 10 Mini Flyweight Boxing Rankings

10. Erick Rosa

Title(s):

  • WBA Minimumweight Regular Champion

Erick Rosa is a Dominican Professional boxer, with a record of 5 wins and 0 losses. 

Erick Rosa is the former WBA interim Mini flyweight champion, and the current WBA (Regular) Mini-flyweight champion. 

He won the title in his most recent fight, after defeating Victorio Saludar, and there is no official announcement about his next fight.

9. Rene Mark Cuarto

The next fighter on this list is also from the Philippines. Rene Mark Cuarto is a professional boxer with a record of 21 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws. 

Rene Mark Cuarto is the former IBF mini-flyweight champion. He won the title after defeating Pedro Taduran. However, after one defense he lost the title to Daniel Valladares

In his most recent fight, he lost to Ginjiro Shigeoka, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

8. Wanheng Menayothin

Wanheng Menayothin is a Thai professional boxer with a record of 55 wins and only 3 losses. 

Menayothin won the WBC strawweight title back in 2014, and held it for six years, defending it 12 times, after which he lost the title to Petchmanee Kokietgym. 

In his most recent fight, he lost to Knockout CP Freshmart, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

7. Yudai Shigeoka

Title(s):

  • WBC Strawweight Interim Champion

Yudai Shigeoka is a professional boxer from Japan, and he has an undefeated record with 7 wins and 0 losses.

He is the younger brother of fellow Minimumweight boxer Ginjiro Shigeoka and currently holds the WBC interim  Minimumweight world title. He has also held the Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific mini-flyweight titles. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Wilfredo Méndez and is scheduled to fight Panya Pradabsri for the WBC world title on October 7th, 2023.

6. Ginjiro Shigeoka

Title(s):

  • IBF Mini Flyweight Interim Champion

Ginjiro Shigeoka is a Japanese boxer, and he has an undefeated professional record with 9 wins, no losses, and 1 no-contest. 

Shigeoka is the current interim IBF mini-flyweight world champion. He won the title earlier this year after defeating Rene Mark Cuarto and has previously held the Japanese and WBO Asia Pacific mini-flyweight titles as well. 

He is scheduled to fight Daniel Valladares for the IBF world title in his next fight.

5. Melvin Jerusalem

Melvin Jerusalem is a  Filipino professional boxer, with a professional record of 17 wins and 3 losses.

He is the current WBO mini-flyweight world champion and won the title after defeating Masataka Taniguchi via an impressive 2nd round TKO. Jerusalem lost the first round on the scorecards, however, in the first minute of the second round, he landed a solid one-two combination to put his opponent down.

In his most recent fight, he lost the title to Oscar Collazo, and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

4. Daniel Valladares

Title(s):

  • IBF Mini Flyweight World Champion

Daniel Valladares is a professional boxer from Mexico, and he has a record of 26 wins and 3 losses with 1 draw and 1 no contest. 

He is the current IBF mini-flyweight world champion and won the title after defeating Rene Mark Cuarto. His most recent fight, which was against Ginjiro Shigeoka, ended in a No-contest, and he will be fighting Shigeoka again on October 7th, 2023.

3. Oscar Collazo

Title(s):

  • WBO Mini Flyweight World Champion

Oscar Collazo is a professional boxer from Puerto Rico, and he has a record of 8 wins and no losses. 

Collazo is the current WBO Minimumweight world champion. He won the title earlier this year after defeating Melvin Jerusalem, and last weekend, he defended the title for the first time against Garen Diagan. He had a dominant performance and won the fight after Diagan refused to come out after the 6th round.

2. Petchmanee Kokietgym

Title(s):

  • WBC Strawweight World Champion

Panya Pradabsri also known as Petchmanee Kokietgym is a Thai boxer with a record of 40 wins and only 1 defeat. 

He is the current WBC mini-flyweight world champion, having held the title since 2020 and has defended it four times. He has also held multiple regional titles. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Norihito Tanaka via TKO, and his next fight is scheduled against Yudai Shigeoka for October 7th.

1. Knockout CP Freshmart

Title(s):

  • WBA Minimumweight Super Champion

Thammanoon Niyomtrong, also known as Knockout CP Freshmart is a professional boxer from Thailand. He has an undefeated professional boxing record with 24 wins and no losses. 

Niyomtrong is the current WBA (Super) mini-flyweight champion and has held the title since 2016. He defended the title seven times before being promoted to WBA (Super) champion, which he has defended four times. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Wanheng Menayothin and his next fight has not been announced yet. 

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  1. Ginjiro Shigeoka

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  2. Ayanda Ndulani

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  3. Victorio Saludar

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  4. Rene Mark Cuarto

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  5. Wilfredo Méndez

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  6. Wanheng Menayothin

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  7. Panya Pradabsri

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  8. Thammanoon Niyomtrong

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  9. Yudai Shigeoka

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  10. Masataka Taniguchi

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