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2018-01-10
2017 IN REVIEW- The Flyweights
Pictured: IBF World Flyweight Champion Donnie Nietes, TTR's #1 ranked contender of the vacant Lineal World Flyweight Title


On the last day of the year, Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), who had been TTR's #1 ranked contender for the lineal World flyweight title voluntarily relinquished by Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in 2016. Thus, when the end-of-the year rankings were compiled, there was a new #1 contender, Donnie Nietes.

Part 15 of TTR's review of 2017 focuses on how Nietes and the twelve other TTR-ranked contenders for the aforementioned lineal World flyweight title did in the past year:

1. Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KOs)
- 4/29- Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (birth name: Komgrich Nantapech; AKA Eaktwan BTU Ruaviking).....W UD 12
(won vacant IBF World Flyeight Title)

2. Daigo Higa (14-0, 14 KOs)
- 2/4- Diomel Diocos.....W TKO-4
- 5/20- Juan Hernandez (Juan Hernandez Navarrete).....W TKO-6
(won vacant WBC Worlf Flyweight Title- Henandez had forfeited the title by weighing in over the divisional limit)
- 10/22- Thomas Masson.....W TKO-7

3. Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3, 19 KOs)
- 4/21- Jesus Vargas.....W UD 12
- 9/8- Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (birth name: Komgrich Nantapech; AKA Eaktwan BTU Ruaviking).....W UD 12

4. Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep (birth name: Sirichai Thaiyen; Yodmongkol CP Freshmart; 48-3, 33 KOs)
- 1/27- John Rey Lauza.....W UD 12
- 3/1- Khusanboy Abdullaev.....W TKO-2
- 5/26- Gaurav Singh.....W TKO-5
- 7/21- Muhammad Azizi.....W KO-2
- 11/24- Said Fahdafi.....W TKO-3

5. Moruti Mthalane (35-2, 24 KOs)
- 4/28- Genesis Libranza.....W KO-4
(retained IBO World Flyweight Title)
- 9/24- Isaac Quaye.....W TKO-2
- 10/27- Ardin Diale.....W TKO-2
- 11/3- the IBO listed its World Flyweight title as Vacant

6. Sho Kimura (16-1-2, 9 KOs)
- 5/13- Saksith Yutthana Chaiyonggym (birth name: Wisitsak Saiwaew).....W KO-2
- 7/28- Zou Shiming (Shiming Zou).....W TKO-11
(won WBO World Flyweight Title)
- 12/31- Toshiyuki Igarashi.....W TKO-9
(retained WBO World Flyweight Title)

7. Brian Viloria (38-5, 1 NC, 1 ND, 23 KOs)
- 3/2- Ruben Montoya.....W UD 8
- 9/9- Miguel Cartagena.....W KO_5

8. Andrew Selby (10-0, 5 KOs)
- 2/4- Ardin Diale.....W UD 10
- 5/26- Cristofer Rosales.....W UD 12
- 10/7- Maximino Flores.....W UD 12

9. Masayuki Kuroda (28-7-3, 16 KOs)
- 2/28- Yuta Matsuo.....W UD 10
- 6/13- Takuya Kogawa.....W SD 10
- 11/10- Mako Matsuyama.....W TKO-7

10. Francisco Rodriguez, Jr. (25-4-1, 17 KOs)
- 2/4- Hajime Nagai.....W Unan. Tech. Dec. 5
- 6/3- Hector Rolando Guzman.....W KO-3
- 8/2- Elias Joaquino.....W KO-7
- 12/16- Ronald Ramos......W TKO-6

11. Artem Dalakian (15-0, 11 KOs)
- 4/12- Luis Manuel Macias.....W KO-6

12. Cristofer Rosales (26-3, 17 KOs)
- 1/17- Sammy Reyes.....W TKO-3
- 2/24- Sebastian Sanchez.....W UD 10
- 3/31- Eliecer Quezada.....W SD 10
- 5/26- Andrew Selby.....L UD 12
- 7/28- Martin Tecuapetla.....W UD 10
- 10/21- Mohammed Obbadi.....W TKO-7
- 11/24- Alexander Taylor.....W TKO-8

13. Stamp Kiatniwat (bith name: Yutthana Kaensa; 19-1, 7 KOs)
- 3/17- Rajesh.....W UD 12
- 6/21- Michael Enriquez.....W UD 12
- 9/12- Michael Enriquez.....W UD 12
- 12/28- Macrea Gandionco.....W KO-4
 
Article By: Ken Pollit