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2019-01-12
TTR'S 2018 IN REVIEW- Part XVI- Junior Flyweights
Pictured: Ken Shiro


Part XVI of TTR's "2018 in Review" looks at the 2018 activity of the ten TTR-ranked contenders for the vacant Lineal World Junior Flyweight title.


1. Ken Shiro (15-0, 8 KOs)
- 5/25- Ganigan Lopez.....W KO-2
(retained WBC World Light Flyweight title)
- 10/7- Milan Melindo.....W TKO-7
(retained WBC World Light Flyweight title)
- 12/30- Saul Juarez.....W UD 12
(retained WBC World Light Flyweight title)

2. Hiroto Kyoguchi (12-0, 9 KOs)
- 5/20- Vince Paras.....W UD 12
(retained IBF World Mini-Flyweight title)
- 7/23- voluntarily relinquished IBF World Mini-Flyweight title
- 9/25- Tibo Monabesa.....W TKO-4
- 12/31- Hekkie Budler.....W TKO-10
(won WBA Super World Light Flyweight title and Ring Magazine World Junior Flyweight title)

3. Felix Alvarado (34-2, 30 KOs)
- 1/26- Sebastian Sanchez.....W TKO-3
- 3/23- Eliud De los Santos.....W KO-1
- 4/28- Ivan Meneses.....W TKO-3
- 10/29- Randy Petalcorin.....W TKO-7
(won vacant IBF World Junior Flyweight title)

4. Carlos Canizales (21-0-1, 17 KOs)
- 3/18- Reiya Konishi.....W UD 12
(won vacant WBA World Light Flyweight title)
- 7/5- Lu Bin (Bin Lu).....W TKO-12
(retained WBA World Light Flyweight title)

5. Hekkie Budler (32-4, 10 KOs)
- 5/20- Ryoichi Taguchi.....W UD 12
(retained IBF World Junior Flyweight title; Won WBA Super World Light Flyweight title and Ring Magazine World Junior Flyweight title)
- 7/25- voluntarily relinquished IBF World Junior Flyweight title
- 12/31- Hiroto Kyoguchi.....L TKO-10
(lost WBA Super World Light Flyweight title and Ring Magazine World Junior Flyweight title)

6. Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12 KOs)
- 5/20- Hekkie Budler.....L UD 2
(lost WBA Super World Light Flyweight title and Ring Magazine World Junior Flyweight title)

7. Angel Acosta (19-1, 19 KOs)
- 6/16- Carlos Buitrago.....W TKO-12
(retained WBO World Junior Flyweight title)
- 10/13- Abraham Rodriguez.....W KO-2
(retained WBO World Junior Flyweight title)

8. Milan Melindo (37-4, 13 KOs)
- 10/7- Ken Shiro.....L TKO-7
(for WBC World Light Flyweight title)

9. Edward Heno (13-0-5, 5 KOs)
- 2/17- Merlito Sabillo.....W SD 12
- 8/11- Jesse Espinas.....W UD 12

10. Tetsuya Hisada (33-9-2, 19 KOs)
- 4/14- Koji Itagaki.....W SD 10
- 7/16- Koki Ono.....W UD 10
- 11/16- Akihiro Toya.....W UD 10
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt