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2019-01-11
TTR'S 2018 IN REVIEW- Part XIII- Bantamweights
Pictured: Naoya Inoue


The ten TTR-ranked contenders for vacant Lineal World Bantamweight title and their activity in 2018 are scrutinized in Part XIII of TTR's "2018 in Review."

1. Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs)
- 5/25- Jamie McDonnell.....W TKO-1
(won WBA World Bantamweight title)
- 10/7- Juan Carlos Payano.....W KO-1
(retained WBA World Bantamweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

2. Nonito Donaire (39-5, 25 KOs)
- 4/21- Carl Frampton.....L UD 12
(for vacant WBO Interim World Featherweight title)
- 11/3- Ryan Burnett.....W TKO-4
(won WBA Super World Bantamwight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

3. Luis Nery (28-0, 22 KOs)
- 3/21- Shinsuke Yamanaka.....W TKO-2
(for vacant WBC World Bantamweight title. title available to Yamanaka only; Nery had forfeited the title by weighing in 3 pounds over the divisional limit)
- 10/6- Jason Canoy.....W W KO-3
- 12/1- Renson Robles.....W TKO-7

4. Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs)
- 4/21- Omar Narvaez.....W UD 12
(retained WBO World Bantamweight title)
- 10/13- Mikhail Aloyan.....W UD 12
(retained WBO World Bantamweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

5. Rau'shee Warren (16-2, 1 NC, 4 KOs)
- 4/21- Juan Gabriel Medina.....W UD 8

6. Ryan Burnett (19-1, 9 KOs)
- 2/12- voluntarily relinquished IBF World Bantamwight title
- 3/31- Yonfrez Parejo.....W UD 12
(retained WBA Super World Bantamweight title)
- 11/3- Nonito Donaire.....L TKO-4
(lost WBA Super World Bantamweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

7. Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-0, 12 KOs)
- 5/5- Paul Butler.....W UD 12
(won vacant IBF World Bantamweight title)
- 10/20- Jason Moloney.....W SD 12
(retained IBF World Bantamweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

8. Takuma Inoue (13-0, 3 KOs)
- 5/25- Waldo Sabu.....W KO-1
- 9/11- Mark John Yap.....W UD 12
- 12/30- Petch CP Freshmart (birth name: Tasana Salapat; AKA Petch Sor Chitpattana).....W UD 12
(won vacant WBC Interim World Bantamweight title)

9. Jason Moloney (17-1, 14 KOs)
- 2/24- Immanuel Naidjala.....W TKO-3
- 5/19- Kohei Kono.....W TKO-6
- 10/20- Emmanuel Rodriguez.....L SD 12
(for IBF World Bantamweight title)
(World Boxing Super Series Tournament Quarter-final)

10. Nordine Oubaali (14-0, 11 KOs)
- 4/7- Luis Melendez.....W KO-2
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt