1 Naoya Inoue
A fairly terrifying puncher, Inoue has ended 21 of his 24 professional wins inside schedule. He gained the WBC light-flyweight title in 2014 and later that very same 12 months gained the WBO super-flyweight title, which he defended seven occasions. After that, he reigned for a very long time as world champion at bantamweight and now he appears to maneuver to super-bantamweight and repeat his success there.
2 Juan Francisco Estrada
Often called “El Gallo”, Estrada gained his first world titles as a flyweight when beating Brian Viloria in 2013. He later added a WBC super-flyweight belt to his assortment when avenging a defeat to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai after which avenged a loss towards Román González by beating him not as soon as however twice.
3 Román González
Nicaragua’s legendary “Chocolatito”, arguably one of many most interesting technicians within the recreation, is a veteran of 55 professional fights. He gained the WBA minimumweight title in 2008, the WBA light-flyweight title in 2011, after which a WBC flyweight title in 2014. At super-flyweight, in the meantime, he beat Carlos Cuadras to win a WBC title and likewise beat Khalid Yafai to take his WBA belt.
4 Kazuto Ioka
Ioka gained the WBC minimumweight belt again in 2011, defended it thrice, after which gained a WBA title at light-flyweight the next 12 months. By 2015 he was profitable world titles as a flyweight, which is the place he had most success, and in 2019 he beat Aston Palicte to win a WBO belt at super-flyweight. Final outing he outpointed Joshua Franco to take the WBA belt.
5 Jesse Rodriguez
Even when comparatively new on the scene, Rodriguez, at 23, has achieved a lot already. In a breakout 2022, he defeated Carlos Cuadras to grow to be WBC super-flyweight champion after which adopted this with a stoppage of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Now at flyweight, he final outing beat Christian Hernandez to take the WBO belt.
6 Stephen Fulton
Set to struggle Naoya Inoue subsequent, Philadelphia’s Fulton is unbeaten at 21-0 (8) and getting higher on a regular basis. Since profitable his WBO super-bantamweight belt with a choice over Angelo Leo in 2021, he has crushed each Brandon Figueroa – from whom he took the WBC belt – and Daniel Roman, additionally by resolution.
7 Brandon Figueroa
Although edged in an in depth struggle by Stephen Fulton in 2021, Figueroa stays the most effective super-bantamweights on the planet. Wins over Luis Nery, Carlos Castro and Mark Magsaya show this.
8 Kenshiro Teraji
Known as “The Wonderful Boy” in Japan, Teraji was concerned in one thing of a contemporary basic final 12 months when stopping Hiroto Kyoguchi in seven rounds. Along with that, he has been a light-flyweight champion since 2017 and now holds each WBC and WBA belts.
9 Leigh Wooden
As soon as written off as a home also-ran, Wooden now rides excessive because the WBA featherweight belt-holder. Final 12 months he knocked out Michael Conlan in one of many fights of 2023 and this 12 months he avenged a loss towards Mauricio Lara
10 Sunny Edwards
Unbeaten at 20-0 (4), and the present IBF flyweight belt-holder, the skillful Edwards’ greatest win stays a title-winning resolution towards Moruti Mthalane in 2021. His first huge take a look at arrives towards Jesse Rodriguez subsequent outing.