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Top 10 Super Bantamweight Boxers – November 2021 Rankings

Ranking the best Super Bantamweight boxers in the world after Murodjon Akhmadaliev successfully retained his WBA and IBF Super Bantamweight Championships. Also, Stephen Fulton is now your new WBO and WBC Super Bantamweight Champion after defeating Brandon Figueroa


By fan rankings | November 21, 2021

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


Honorable Mention

Luis Nery

Luis Nery is a Mexican professional boxer and is the former WBC super bantamweight champion. Nery has a professional record of 31 wins and 1 loss and is one of the most exciting fighters in the division. Though he recently lost his title, and spot in the TBRB and The Ring rankings, he still deserves an honorable mention in ours.

Carlos Castro

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

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Top 10 Super Bantamweight

  1. Ryosuke Iwasa

At number 10, we have Ryosuke Iwasa from Japan, with a record of 27-4. 

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.

  1. Azat Hovhannisyan

Azat “Crazy A” Hovhannisyan is an Armenian professional boxer, with a record of 20 wins and 3 losses. 

He hasn’t won any international world titles but did challenge Rey Vargas for the WBC super-bantamweight title back in 2018, and has previously held the WBC Continental Americas super-bantamweight title.

 Hovhannisyan is currently on an impressive six-fight win streak and in his last fight, he defeated Jose Santos Gonzalezvia Unanimous decision.

  1. Ronny Rios

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 including the  WBC-NABF,  WBA Gold, and  WBC Continental Americas super bantamweight titles. Back in 2017, he also challenged Rey Vargas for the WBC super bantamweight but came in short. 

In his last fight, he defeated Oscar Negrete via a unanimous decision, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

  1. Hiroaki Teshigawara

At number 7, 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.

  1. 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. His title was dissolved, but he still is the number 1 WBA contender. 

As of now, there is no official announcement about Ra’eese Aleem’s next fight.

  1. Angelo Leo

Angelo Leo is an American professional boxer and the former WBO junior featherweight champion. He has an impressive record of 21 victories and one defeat. 

He won the WBO super-bantamweight 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. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Aarón Alameda via Majority Decision, and as of now, there is no official announcement about his next fight.

  1. Brandon Figueroa

At number 4, 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, he won the WBC super bantamweight title. 

Last weekend, Figueroa faced Stephen Fulton in an incredibly entertaining fight. Figueroa maintained intense pressure on his opponents, pushing Fulton to the ropes multiple times and landing some impressive body shots. He even out landed Fulton, however, his opponent was the more accurate fighter. After 12 rounds of super competitive boxing, Figueroa lost via Majority decision.

  1. Daniel Roman

At number 3, we have Daniel Roman, an American professional boxer, with a record of 29 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. 

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.

  1. Stephen Fulton

Title(s): WBC, WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion

“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. 

Stephen Fulton is the former IBO super bantamweight champion, winning the title back in 2019. Earlier this year, he defeated Angelo Leo to become the WBO super bantamweight champion, and last weekend, he also defeated Brandon Figueroa, adding the WBC title to his collection as well. 

The fight was very close, Fulton had to use every ounce of his will and spirit to deal with his opponent’s constant and relentless pressure. After a 12 round battle, one judge scored the fight a draw, while the other two scored it in the favor of Fulton, resulting in a majority decision victory.

  1. Murodjon Akhmadaliev

Title(s): WBA, IBF Super Bantamweight World Champion

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 twice, once against Ryosuke Iwasa in April of this year, and then last weekend, against Jose Velasquez. 

Velasquez was a short-notice replacement, and Murodjon Akhmadaliev picked him apart from the beginning of the first round, till the end of the last. Jose Velasquez showed his toughness and heart, but Akhmadaliev was way better, winning via unanimous decision. 

Though he has a short professional record, he has achieved a lot in 10 fights and remains Undefeated. 

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