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Strawweight Boxing Rankings

Ranking the best Minimumweight boxers in the world after Melvin Jerusalem knocks out Masataki Taniguchi to win the WBO Strawweight Champion. Also, where Rene Mark Cuarto, Masataka Taniguchi and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | January 13, 2023 - 09:09 AM

Honorable Mention

Yudai Shigeoka

Yudai Shigeoka is a Japanese boxer with a professional record of 6-0, and he seems like a legit contender in the division. However, he needs some more fights to break into the rankings.




Victorio Saludar and Ginjiro Shigeoka

Victorio Saludar is Boxer from the Philippines with a professional record of 22 wins and 6 losses, and Ginjiro Shigeoka is a Japanese professional boxer with a record of 8 wins and 0 losses. Both of them deserve an honorable mention.




Top 10 Strawweight Boxers

10. Erick Rosa

Title(s):

  • WBA Minimumweight World 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. Wilfredo Méndez

Wilfredo Méndez is a professional boxer from Puerto Rico, and he has a record of 18 wins and 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 defeated Moises Caro Gutierrez, and his next fight is scheduled against Oscar Collazo on January 28th, 2023.




8. Ayanda Ndulani

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

Ayanda 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 defeated Siphamandla Baleni, and his next fight has not been announced yet.




7. 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.




6. 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.




5. 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, 3 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 defeated Dexter Alimento, 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 23 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 April 16th, 2023.




3. Melvin Jerusalem

Title(s):

  • WBO Mini Flyweight World Champion

Melvin Jerusalem is a  Filipino professional boxer, with a professional record of 17 wins and 2 losses.

He is the current WBO mini-flyweight world champion and won the title last weekend 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.




2. Petchmanee Kokietgym

Title(s):

  • WBC Strawweight World Champion

Panya Pradabsri also known as Petchmanee Kokietgym is a Thai boxer with a record of 39 wins and only 1 defeat. 

Pradabsri has also held the WBC mini-flyweight title since 2020 and has defended it three times. In his most recent fight, he defeated Norihito Tanaka, and his next fight has not been announced yet.




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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