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Top 10 Junior Flyweight Boxers - June 2022 Rankings | Hiroto Kyoguchi knocks out Esteban Bermudez

Updating the best Junior Flyweight Boxing Rankings after Hiroto Kyoguchi successfully defeated Esteban Bermudez by knockout to remain the WBA and The Ring Junior Flyweight World Champion. Also where Kenshiro Teraji, Masamichi Yabuki, and more rank including fight highlights

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By Fan Rankings | June 15, 2022 - 11:17 PM

Honorable Mention

Agustin Mauro Gauto

Agustin Mauro Gauto is a professional boxer from Argentina with a record of 17 wins and 1 loss. He is the former WBO International and  IBF Youth Light Flyweight champion and is ranked #8 by The Ring.  He didn't make it into our rankings, however, he does deserve an honorable mention.



Felix Alvarado

Felix Alvarado is a Nicaraguan professional boxer, with a record of 38 wins and 2 losses. He is a former IBF light flyweight world champion and is ranked #3 by The Ring. However, he vacated the title and moved to flyweight in his most recent fight, which is why he doesn't make it to our rankings.




Top 10 Junior Flyweight Boxers

10. Daniel Matellon

Daniel Matellon is a Cuban professional boxer, with an undefeated record of 12 wins and 2 draws. 

Matellon is the former WBA interim light-flyweight champion, he won the title after defeating Erik Omar Lopez in 2020 and has defended the title once since then. 

He won his most recent fight against Jose Argumedo via UD, and he is scheduled to fight Ivan Garcia Carrillo this coming weekend on 17th June.




9. Carlos Cañizales

Carlos Cañizales is a professional boxer from Venezuela. He has a record of 24 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. 

Cañizales is the former WBA (regular) light Flyweight champion of the world and the current  WBA Continental Americans flyweight champion. 

In his most recent fight Cañizales defeated Ganigan López, and his next fight has not been announced yet.




8. Esteban Bermudez

Esteban Bermudez is a professional boxer from Mexico. He has a record of 14 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws. 

Esteban Bermudez is the current WBA (Regular) light flyweight champion. He won the title after defeating Carlos Cañizales via TKO in May of this year and has held the title since. In his most recent fight, he challenged Hiroto Kyoguchi for the WBA (Super) and The Ring light flyweight title, however, he lost the fight via TKO in the 8th round. 

Bermudez suffered from a massive cut over his eye and was also knocked down in the 7th round, before losing in the 8th.




7. Sivenathi Nontshinga

Sivenathi Nontshinga is a South African professional boxer, with an undefeated record of 10-0. 

Nontshinga is the current IBF International light-flyweight champion and has held the title since 2019 when he defeated Adam Yahaya to win it. Nontshinga is also a former African light-flyweight champion

In his most recent fight, he defeated Christian Araneta, and his next fight has not been scheduled yet.




6. Hector Budler

Hector "Hekkie" Budler is a professional boxer from South Africa, with a record of 33 wins and 4 losses.

Budler is a two-weight world champion. He has held the unified IBO and WBA minimumweight titles and is also the former Unified WBA (Super), IBF, and The Ring light-flyweight champion. 

In his most recent fight, Budler defeated Jonathan Almacen to win the vacant WBC Silver light-flyweight title. His next is scheduled against Elwin Soto on 25th June.




5. Elwin Soto

Elwin Soto is a Mexican professional boxer, and he has a record of 19 wins and 2 losses.

Soto is the former WBO junior flyweight champion. He won the title in 2019 after defeating Ángel Acosta. He defended it 3 times before losing it to Jonathan González in his most recent fight. 

For his next fight, Elwin Soto is scheduled to fight Hekkie Budler on 25th June.




4. Masamichi Yabuki

Masamichi Yabuki is a Japanese professional boxer, with a record of 13 wins and 4 losses. 

He is the former WBC light flyweight champion and won the title after defeating Kenshiro Teraji last year, however, he lost the title in an immediate rematch. Yabuki is also the former Japanese light-flyweight champion.

His next fight is scheduled against Thanongsak Simsri for 11th August.




3. Jonathan González

Title(s):

  • WBO Junior Flyweight Champion

Jonathan González is a  professional boxer from Puerto Rico, and he has a record of 25 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw, and 1 no-contest. 

He is the current  WBO junior flyweight champion and has held the title since October 2021. He has also held the WBO NABO light flyweight title. 

In his most recent fight, he defeated Elwin Soto via split decision to win the WBO title, and he is scheduled to make his first defense against Mark Anthony Barriga on 24th June.




2. Kenshiro Teraji

Title(s):

  • WBC Junior Flyweight Champion

Kenshiro Teraji is a professional boxer from Japan. He's more commonly known by his ring name Ken Shiro and has a boxing record of 19 wins and 1 loss. 

Kenshiro is a two-time WBC light-flyweight champion and currently holds the title as well. He won the title back in 2017 and defended it 8 times, before losing it to Masamichi Yabuki. 

However, in his most recent fight, Kenshiro Teraji knocked out Masamichi Yabuki in a rematch and regained the WBC light flyweight title.




1. Hiroto Kyoguchi

Title(s):

  • WBA Junior Flyweight Champion

  • The Ring Junior Flyweight Champion

Hiroto Kyoguchi is an undefeated professional boxer from Japan. He has a record of 16 wins with no losses. 

Hiroto Kyoguchi is the current unified WBA (Super) and The Ring light-flyweight champion and has defended his titles four times. He is also the former IBF mini-flyweight champion.

His most recent defense was last weekend against Esteban Bermudez. Hiroto Kyoguchi was able to dominate the fight for the most part, especially after Bermudez got a nasty cut above his eye in the second round. Kyoguchi won the fight via TKO in the 8th round. 



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