Super flyweight

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Super flyweight, also referred to as junior bantamweight or light bantamweight, is a weight class in professional boxing, contested from 112 pounds (51 kg) and up to 115 pounds (52 kg).

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History

The first title match in this division was in 1980, when the World Boxing Council responded to pressure from Asian and Latin American members who felt the difference between the flyweight limit and the bantamweight limit was too significant. Rafael Orono won the inaugural title in February of that year by defeating Seung-Hoon Lee. The World Boxing Association followed suit in 1981 when Gustavo Ballas won the vacant title by knocking out Sok-Chul Baek. The first International Boxing Federation champion was Ju-Do Chun, who won the belt in 1983 with a knockout of Ken Kasugai.

Notable champions in this division have been Ellyas Pical, Gilberto Román, Jiro Watanabe, Moon Sung-kil, Nana Konadu, Mark Johnson, Johnny Tapia, Robert Quiroga, Danny Romero, Vic Darchinyan, Khaosai Galaxy, Samson Dutch Boy Gym, Nonito Donaire, Román González, Carlos Cuadras, Tepparith Singwancha, Naoya Inoue, McJoe Arroyo, Juan Francisco Estrada and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

Khaosai Galaxy holds the record for most consecutive title defenses at this division, with 19 defenses of the WBA title. [1]

Current world champions

Sanctioning bodyReign beganChampionRecordDefensesBeaten opponents
WBA March 13, 2021 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Francisco Estrada 42–3 (28 KO)00
WBC April 26, 2019 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Francisco Estrada 42–3 (28 KO)33
IBF September 3, 2016 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jerwin Ancajas 33–1–2 (22 KO)98
WBO June 19, 2019 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuto Ioka 26–2 (15 KO)22

Current The Ring world rankings

As of May30, 2021. [2]

Keys:

 C  Current The Ring world champion
RankNameRecord (W–L–D)Title(s)
C Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Francisco Estrada 42–3 (28 KO) WBC, WBA
1 Flag of Thailand.svg Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 50–5–1 (43 KO)
2 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Román González 50–3 (41 KO)
3 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuto Ioka 26–2 (15 KO) WBO
4 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jerwin Ancajas 33–1–2 (22 KO) IBF
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Khalid Yafai 26–1 (15 KO)
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Andrew Moloney 21–1–0–1 (14 KO)
7 Flag of Mexico.svg Francisco Rodríguez Jr. 34–4–1 (24 KO)
8 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Jeyvier Cintron 11–1 (5 KO)
9 Flag of Mexico.svg Carlos Cuadras 39–4–1 (27 KO)
10 Flag of the United States.svg Joshua Franco 17–1–2–1 (8 KO)

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