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2018-01-07
2017 IN REVIEW- The Junior Lightweights
Pictured: TTR #1 ranked at 130 and Pound-For-Pound Vasyl Lomachenko, the reigning WBO World Junior Lightweight Champion


Part 10 of TTR's review of 2017 focuses on Vasyl Lomachenko, Miguel Berchelt, and the ten other TTR-ranked contenders for the vacant lineal world junior lightweight (super featherweight) title.

1, Vasyl Lomachenko (#1 P4P; 10-1, 8 KOs/16-1, 8 KOs including WSB bouts)
- 4/8- Jason Sosa.....W TKO-9
(retained WBO World Junior Lightweight Title)
- 8/5- Miguel Marriaga.....W TKO-7
(retained WBO World Junior Lightweight Title)
- 12/9- Guillermo Rigondeaux.....W TKO-6
(retained WBO World Junior Lightweight Title)

2. Miguel Berchelt (32-1, 28 KOs)
- 1/28- Francisco Vargas.....W KO-11
(won WBC World Super Featherweight Title)
- 7/15- Takashi Miura.....W UD 12
(retained WBC World Super Featherweight Title)

3. Alberto Machado (19-0, 16 KOs)
- 4/1- Juan Jose Martinez.....W TKO-1
- 8/18- Carlos Morales.....W UD 10
- 10/21- Jezreel Corrales.....W KO-8
(won vacant WBA World Super Featherweight Title)

4. Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KOs)
-1/14- Jose Pedraza.....W TKO-7
(won IBF World Junior Lightweight Title)
- 5/20- Liam Walsh.....W TKO-3
(retained IBF World Junior Lightweight Title)
- 8/25- forfeited IBF World Junior Lightweight Title on the scales
- 8/26- Francisco Fonseca.....W KO-8
(for vacant IBF World Junior Lightweight Title; title available to Fonseca only)

5. Miguel "Mickey" Roman (58-12, 45 KOs)
- 1/28- Takashi Miura.....L KO-12
- 6/24- Nery Saguilan.....W TKO-12
- 12/9- Orlando Salido.....W TKO-9

6. Francisco Vargas (24-1-2, 17 KOs)
- 1/28- Miguel Berchelt.....L KO-11
(lost WBC World Super Featherweight Title)
- 12/9- Stephen Smith.....W Unan. Tech. Dec. 9

7. Jezreel Corrales (22-1, 1 NC, 8 KOs)
- 7/15- Robinson Castellanos.....W Maj. Tech. Dec. 10
(retained WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title)
- 10/20- forfeited WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title on the scales
- 10/21- Alberto Machado.....L KO-8
(for vacant WBA World Super Featherweight Title; title available to Machado only)

8. Robinson Castellanos (24-13, 14 KOs)
- 5/5- Yuriorkis Gamboa.....W TKO-7
- 7/15- Jezreel Corrales.....L Maj. Tech. Dec. 10
(for WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title)

9. Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez (25-0-3, 21 KOs)
- 4/1- Hugo Alfredo Santillan.....W TKO-3
- 6/24- Rolando Magbanua.....W KO-1
- 9/2- Raul Horacio Centeno.....W KO-3
- 12/9- Rafael Hernandez.....W KO-4

10. Jhonny Gonzalez (65-10,54 KOs)
- 3/25- Francisco Contreras.....W KO-3
- 7/22- Jessie Cris Rosales.....W KO-2
- 11/4- Irving Berry.....W UD 12

11. Kenichi Ogawa (23-1, 17 KOs)
- 3/2- Satoru Sugita.....W MD 10
- 7/1- Hirotsugu Yamamoto.....W TKO-2
- 12/9- Tevin Farmer.....W SD 12
(won vacant IBF World Junior Lightweight Title)

12. Tevin Farmer (25-5-1, 5 KOs)
- 4/29- Arturo Santos Reyes.....W UD 10
- 12/9- Kenichi Ogawa.....L SD 12
(for vacant IBF World Junior Lightweight Title)
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt