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Top 10 Super Bantamweight Boxers – May 2021 Rankings

Ranking the Top 10 Super Bantamweights after Brandon Figueroa knocked out Luis Nery


By fan rankings | May 23, 2021

*For current and up to date rankings go to Top 10 Super Bantamweight Boxers – World Rankings


Honorable Mention

Ronny Rios is perhaps one of the most experienced boxers in the super-bantamweight division, he has a record of 33 wins and 3 losses. He has won multiple regional titles and even challenged Rey Vargas for the WBC super bantamweight title back in 2017.

In his last fight, he defeated Hugo Berrio but has been quite inactive since then. His next fight is also unscheduled.

Carlos Castro is another undefeated boxer with a record of 26 wins and no losses. He also deserves an honorable mention in this list.


Top 10 Super Bantamweights

10. Azat Hovhannisyan

Starting off the list, Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan is an Armenian professional boxer, with a record of 19 and 3. who challenged for the WBC super-bantamweight title in 2018. He hasn’t won any international world titles but did challenge Rey Vargas for the WBC super bantamweight title back in 2018.

Hovhannisyan is currently on an impressive five-fight win streak all of which have come by way of KO. His last fight was against Enrique Bernache earlier this year, and his next fight has not been scheduled yet.

9. Hiroaki Teshigawara
At number 9, we have a fighter from Japan. Hiroaki Teshigawara has a record of 21 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. He is currently on a 9 fight win streak, and though he hasn’t got any world titles, he has won multiple regional titles and is a very promising prospect in the Super-bantamweight division.

His last fight was against Shohei Kawashima, which he won by KO in the fifth, and his next fight has not been announced yet.

8. Luis Nery
Luis Nery is a Mexican professional boxer and is the former WBC super bantamweight champion. He has also won a world title at bantamweight. He was the champ until last week when he lost his title to Brandon Figueroa.

Nery has a professional record of 31 wins and 1 loss and is one of the most exciting fighters in the division. His next fight has not been announced yet


7. Ryosuke Iwasa

At number 7, we have Ryosuke Iwasa from Japan, with a record of 27-3.
Most notably, Iwasa defeated fellow Japanese fighter Yukinori Oguni back in 2017 to win the IBF super-bantamweight championship. Iwasa also defended the title once against Ernesto Saulong, before losing it to T.J. Doheny in 2018.

He came back to win the interim IBF super-bantamweight title and challenged the unified champ, Murodjon Akhmadaliev in his most recent fight, however, he got stopped in the 5th round.
Ryosuke Iwasa’s next fight has not been announced yet.

6. Angelo Leo

Angelo Leo is an American professional boxer and the former WBO junior featherweight champion. He has an impressive record of 20 victories and one defeat, and he only lost his undefeated record in his most recent fight.

He won the WBO title in August of 2020, after defeating Tramaine Williams via UD. However, Leo didn’t hold the title for long and lost it to Stephen Fulton in his next fight, which happened in January.
For his next fight, Angelo Leo is set to face Aaron Alameda on 19th June 2021, at the Toyota Center in Texas, United States.


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5. Ra’eese Aleem

Ra’eesa “The Beast” Aleem is an American professional boxer with an undefeated boxing record of 21-0.
The aspiring talent just became the WBA interim super-bantamweight champion in January of this year after defeating Vic Pasillas in his most recent fight. Though his next fight has not been finalized, he could probably be facing the current WBO super-bantamweight champion, Stephen Fulton.


4. Daniel Roman

At number 2, we have Daniel Roman, an American professional boxer, with a record of 28-3-1.
Roman is the former unified super bantamweight champion, having held the WBA, and IBF titles from 2019 to January 2020, when he lost his titles to Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Roman also won the WBA regular world title, after defeating Shun Kubo back in 2017, and has held other regional titles as well.
He won his last fight against Ricardo Espinoza Franco, and his next fight has not been announced yet.


3. Murodjon Akhmadaliev

At number 1, we have the Unified WBO (super) and IBF Super-bantamweight champion of the world.
He won his titles in January of last year after defeating Danier Roman and has since defended his belts once against Ryosuke Iwasa in April of this year. Though he has a short professional record, he has achieved a lot in 9 fights and remains Undefeated.

Murodjon Akhmadaliev’s next fight has not been confirmed yet.


2. Stephen Fulton

“Cool Boy Steph” is easily one of the most popular and exciting fighters in the super bantamweight division. He has an undefeated record of 19 wins and no losses and has also held multiple world titles.

He is the current WBO, and the former IBO super bantamweight champion, he won the WBO title in his last fight against Angelo Leo and will be defending it against Brandon Figueroa in September of this year.


1. Brandon Figueroa

At number 1, we have another American boxer named Brandon Figueroa. “The Heartbreaker” currently has an undefeated record of 22-0 with 1 draw.

Figueroa is the current WBC, and WBA (regular) super-bantamweight champion. He won the WBA interim super bantamweight title after defeating Yonfrez Parejo in 2019. He defended the title once and was promoted to WBA (regular) champion. In his last fight against Luis Nery, which happened last weekend, he also won the Won WBC super bantamweight title.

Figueroa’s next fight will be against the current WBO super-bantamweight champion, Stephen Fulton on 11th September.

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