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2018-01-10
2017 IN REVIEW- The Minimumweights
Pictured: Knockout CP Freshmart, the WBA World Minimumweight Champion and TTR's #1 ranked contender of the vacant lineal title at 105 pounds


The thirteen TTR-ranked contenders for the vacant lineal World Minimumweight title are the focus of the seventeenth segment of TTR's review of 2017.

1. Knockout CP Freshmart (birth name: Thammanoon Niyomtrong; 16-0, 7 KOs)
- 3/1- Go Odaira.....W KO-5
(retained WBA World Minimumweight Title)
- 7/15- Rey Loreto.....W UD 12
(retained WBA World Minimumweight Title)

2. Wanheng Menayothin (birth name: Chayaphon Moonsri; 49-0, 17 KOs)
- 1/25- Melvin Jerusalem.....W UD 12
(retained WBC World Minimumweight Title)
- 3/31- Jaysever Abcede.....W UD 6
- 6/3- Omari Kimweri.....W UD 12
(retained WBC World Minimumweight Title)
- 8/25- Jack Amisa.....W UD 6
- 11/25- Tatsuya Fukuhara.....W UD 12
(retained WBC World Minimumweight Title)

3. Hiroto Kyoguchi (9-0, 7 KOs)
- 2/28- Armando de la Cruz.....W KO-3
- 4/25- Jonathan Refugio,,,,,W UD 12
- 7/13- Jose Argumedo.....W UD 12
(won IBF World Mini-Flyweight Title)
- 12/31- Carlos Buitrago.....W TKO-8
(retained IBF World Mini-Flyweight Title)

4. Byron Rojas (24-3-3, 1 NC, 10 KOs)
- 5/26- Juan Lopez Martinez.....W TKO-6
- 6/30- Carlos Ortega.....W UD 8
- 8/25- Nelson Luna.....W UD 8
- 10/14- Eddy Castro.....W TKO-3
- 11/24- Omar Ortiz.....W UD 6
- 12/15- Byron Castellon.....W MD 6

5. Jose Argumedo (20-4-1, 12 KOs)
- 5/27- Gabriel Mendoza.....W TKO-8
(retained IBF World Mini-Flyweight Title)
- 7/23- Hiroto Kyoguchi.....L UD 12
(lost IBF World World Mini-Flyweight Title)

6. Simphiwe Khonco (18-5, 7 KOs)
- 6/10- Lito Dante.....W UD 12
(retained IBO World Minimumweight Title)

7. Jesse Espinas (17-2, 11 KOs)
-9/30- Jason Mopon.....W UD 8

8. Ryuya Yamamoto (15-2, 4 KOs)
- 3/2- Khanongmek Sithkrukong.....W KO-1
- 8/27- Tatsuya Fukuhara.....W UD 12
(won WBO World Mini-Flyweight Title)

9. Joey Canoy (13-3-1, 6 KOs)
- 2/4- Hekkie Budler.....L TKO-8
(for vacant IBO World Light Flyweight Title)
- 7/8- Melvin Jerusalem.....W UD 10

10. Leroy Estrada (16-2, 6 KOs)
- 5/27- Saul Juarez.....W UD 12

11. Xiong Zhao Zhong (Chao Zhong Xiong; 27-7-1, 14 KOs)
- 10/3- Petchmanee Kokietgym (birth name: Panya Pradabsri).....W MD 12

12. Tsubasa Koura (12-0, 8 KOs)
- 5/15- Thongchai Chaiyonggym (birth name: Chaowalit Choedrana).....W TKO-2
- 7/29- Jaysevr Abcede.....W KO-4
- 11/11- Masataka Taniguchi.....W MD 12

13. Reiya Konishi (15-0, 5 KOs)
- 4/9- Masataka Taniguchi.....W MD 10
- 9/3- Shin Ono.....W MD 10
- 12/26- Kenta Matsui.....W UD 10

 
Article By: Ken Pollitt