IBF Rankings & Champions

IBF Cruiserweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
2
Vacant
4
Kashinsky
17-0-0
5
Szello
23-0-0
8
Laggoune
24-1-2
10
Arslan
44-8-3
11
Merhy
27-1-0
12
Ngabu
20-0-0
13
Opetaia
16-0-0
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IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
2
Vacant
3
Boesel
28-1-0
4
Fornling
15-1-0
6
Salamov
23-1-0
9
Bunn
14-0-0
10
Deines
17-1-1
11
Murat
32-4-1
13
Valera
17-2-0
15
Lee
13-7-1
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IBF Middleweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
2
Vacant
4
Szeremeta
19-0-0
6
Wojcicki
12-0-1
7
Falcao
22-0-0
8
Rolls
19-1-0
10
Butler
26-1-1
11
Volny
13-0-0
12
Nursultanov
11-0-0
13
Keeler
16-2-1
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IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Kurbanov
17-0-0
5
Fiordigiglio
30-2-0
7
Murtazaliev
15-0-0
8
Day
17-2-1
9
Rosario
28-3-0
10
Ritchie
18-1-0
12
Amirkhanyan
12-0-1
13
Fortea
19-1-1
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IBF Welterweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Abdukakhorov
16-0-0
2
Vacant
4
Ellis
21-0-0
5
Besputin
12-0-0
6
Clayton
15-0-0
10
Mueller
25-2-1
11
Ocampo
23-1-0
12
Obara
20-4-1
13
James
25-1-0
14
Eyubov
14-0-1
15
Mbenge
15-0-0
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IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Kongsong
15-0-0
2
Vacant
3
Dadashev
12-0-0
8
Paro
16-0-0
9
Matias
13-0-0
10
Ponce
23-0-0
11
Duran
17-0-0
12
Fredrickson
20-1-0
13
Kondo
31-8-1
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IBF Lightweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Vacant
2
Vacant
5
Kambosos Jnr
16-0-0
7
Tagoe
30-1-0
8
Lemos
20-0-0
10
Gonzalez
17-1-1
13
Sun
15-0-0
14
Malikov
15-1-1
15
Chaniev
13-2-0
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IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Vacant
2
Vacant
5
Fuzile
13-0-0
7
Velez
27-5-1
8
Ward
27-4-1
11
Romero
21-0-0
12
Nishitani
19-4-1
13
Ziani
29-3-1
14
Yaqubov
13-0-0
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IBF Featherweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
2
Vacant
5
Abe
19-2-0
6
Takoucht
34-3-1
7
May
20-1-0
8
Nyambayar
11-0-0
9
Shimizu
8-0-0
10
Sanchez
10-1-0
11
Encarnacion
16-0-0
13
Osawa
34-5-4
14
Dlamini
12-1-0
15
Penalosa
15-0-0
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IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
2
Vacant
4
Wake
26-5-2
5
Juarez
23-7-0
7
Pagara
31-1-0
8
Khegai
14-0-1
9
Teshigawara
19-2-2
10
Castro
22-0-0
11
Akaho
33-2-2
12
Lamati
14-0-1
13
Vicente
34-3-2
15
Rigoldi
19-1-1
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IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Dasmarinas
29-2-1
2
Vacant
4
Greer Jr
20-1-1
5
Ponpitak
22-9-0
7
Ory
10-2-1
9
Franco
15-1-1
10
Demecillo
14-5-2
11
Potapov
19-1-1
13
Guerfi
28-4-0
14
Patel
18-0-1
15
Lopez
18-0-0
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IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Marin
18-0-0
7
Diaz
14-3-3
8
Eto
24-4-1
9
Gonzalez
23-3-0
10
Sigqibo
12-1-1
11
Funai
31-8-0
12
Velasquez
8-0-0
13
Bornea
14-0-0
15
Nieves
18-2-2
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IBF Flyweight Rankings

Updated: 12 Jun 2019
1
Vacant
2
Vacant
3
Nantapech
25-5-0
4
Magramo
23-1-0
5
Obbadi
18-1-0
6
Harris
16-0-0
7
Hernandez
7-0-0
8
Baldonado
14-1-1
9
Mama
11-0-0
10
Kuroda
30-8-3
11
Nakatani
18-0-0
12
Fernandez
20-0-1
13
Perez
15-1-0
14
Waseem
8-1-0
15
Uthaida
38-6-1
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International Boxing Federation (IBF) Profile

The International Boxing Federation, abbreviated to ‘IBF’ is one of the four major organizations that sanction world championship boxing fights. Its formation goes back to September 1976, when a number of legitimate boxing commissioners from the United States and its territories decided to form a new boxing governing body. In April 1977, the formation and structure of the new organization were confirmed.

The first convention happened in December 1977. Its constitution and regulations were adopted, and thus the USBA or United States Boxing Association was born. At first, it operated as a regional sanctioning body, much like what is today the North American Boxing Federation (NABF), and served as a gateway to the WBA rankings for its boxers.

At that time, the WBA and the WBC were considered the two most prominent international sanctioning bodies in the world. Then USBA president Robert W. Lee Sr, who served as 2nd vice president of the WBA from 1980 to 1982, sought to bring control of the WBA back to the US. He ran for the presidency in 1980. However, he was narrowly defeated by nine votes. This unsuccessful presidency run lead to his decision to redirect his efforts to expanding the USBA internationally.

It was in April 1983, at the annual convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey when the USBA created an international division as a part of the organization, with the idea for expansion throughout the world. Thus, the United States Boxing Association International (USBA-I) was formed. The USBA-I was quick to schedule boxing events in Asia and several other countries as its first projects. With its formation, the USBA-I paved the way for many new boxers and promoters that sought for their place in the world of championship boxing.

In 1983, cruiserweight Marvin Camel beat Roddy McDonald to become the first world champion recognized by the USBA-I. He had also held the WBC cruiserweight title, thus becoming the first cruiserweight in history recognized by two different sanctioning bodies. During its first year of existence, however, this belt wasn’t deemed to have much significance by the boxing community.

It was in 1984 when highly recognized world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes decided to fight James Smith for the USBA-I heavyweight title. It was at this point when the belt started to get its credibility in the sport of boxing. In the same year, other world-class champions such as Marvin Hagler, Aaron Pryor and Donald Curry where recognized as world champions by the USBA-I. This association gradually established the USBA-I as a legitimate sanctioning body, becoming the ‘third’ sanctioning body in boxing by most people.

In 1984 a vote was passed for the name of the organization to be changed to the International Boxing Federation/United States Boxing Federation (IBF/USBA). This name held until 2018, when the federation decided to drop the ‘USBA’ from its official moniker. It now refers to itself as the ‘IBF,’ which it been it’s common name within the sport.

The IBF awards its champions in all 17 weight classes their recognizable red belt. IBF titles are recognized by all the other three major sanctioning bodies. The organization also has created different regional titles throughout the US and the whole world.

Notable boxers throughout history that have held IBF world champions belts throughout all the divisions:

Heavyweight: Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield (also in Cruiserweight), Wladimir Klitschko, Anthony Joshua
Cruiserweight: Marvin Camel
Light Heavyweight: Roy Jones Jr (also at Super Middleweight & Middleweight), Bernard Hopkins (also at Middleweight), Andre Ward (also at Super Middleweight)
Super Middleweight: Joe Calzaghe
Middleweight: Marvin Hagler, Gennady Golovkin
Super Welterweight: Felix Trinidad (also at Welterweight), Ricky Hatton, Julio Cesar Chavez
Welterweight: Floyd Mayweather Jr
Lightweight: Oscar De La Hoya
Super Featherweight: Marco Antonio Barrera

Current IBF World Champions

IBF World Heavyweight Champion: Andy Ruiz Jr (Mexico) - 33-1-0
IBF World Cruiserweight Champion: Yuniel Dorticos (Cuba) - 24-1-0
IBF World Light heavyweight Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 14-0-0
IBF World Super Middleweight Champion: Caleb Plant (United States) - 18-0-0
IBF World Middleweight Champion: Saul Canelo (Mexico) - 52-1-2
IBF World Junior Middleweight Champion: Julian Williams (United States) - 27-1-1
IBF World Welterweight Champion: Errol Spence Jr (United States) - 25-0-0
IBF World Junior Welterweight Champion: Josh Taylor (United Kingdom) - 15-0-0
IBF World Lightweight Champion: Richard Commey (Ghana) - 28-2-0
IBF World Junior Lightweight Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 29-4-1
IBF World Featherweight Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 29-0-0
IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion: Daniel Roman (United States) - 27-2-1
IBF World Bantamweight Champion: Naoya Inoue (Japan) - 18-0-0
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines) - 31-1-2
IBF World Flyweight Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 38-2-0

Current IBF Rankings

IBF Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Andy Ruiz Jr (Mexico) - 33-1-0
  1. Kubrat Pulev (Bulgaria) - 27-1-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Agit Kabayel (Germany) - 19-0-0
  4. Adam Kownacki (Poland) - 19-0-0
  5. Robert Helenius (Finland) - 28-2-0
  6. Anthony Joshua (United Kingdom) - 22-1-0
  7. Oscar Rivas (Colombia) - 26-0-0
  8. Luis Ortiz (Cuba) - 31-1-0
  9. Tom Schwarz (Germany) - 24-0-0
  10. Sergey Kuzmin (Russian Federation) - 15-0-0
  11. Otto Wallin (Sweden) - 20-0-0
  12. Michael Hunter (United States) - 17-1-0
  13. Filip Hrgovic (Croatia) - 8-0-0
  14. Joseph Parker (New Zealand) - 25-2-0
  15. Hughie Fury (United Kingdom) - 22-2-0

IBF Cruiserweight Rankings

Champion: Yuniel Dorticos (Cuba) - 24-1-0
  1. Andrew Tabiti (United States) - 17-1-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Yuniel Dorticos (Cuba) - 24-1-0
  4. Yury Kashinsky (Russian Federation) - 17-0-0
  5. Imre Szello (Hungary) - 23-0-0
  6. Kevin Lerena (South Africa) - 22-1-0
  7. Ruslan Fayfer (Russian Federation) - 23-1-0
  8. Bilal Laggoune (Belgium) - 24-1-2
  9. Murat Gassiev (Russian Federation) - 26-1-0
  10. Firat Arslan (Germany) - 44-8-3
  11. Ryad Merhy (Belgium) - 27-1-0
  12. Yves Ngabu (Belgium) - 20-0-0
  13. Jai Opetaia (Australia) - 16-0-0
  14. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (Poland) - 56-4-1
  15. Mateusz Masternak (Poland) - 41-5-0

IBF Light Heavyweight Rankings

Champion: Artur Beterbiev (Russian Federation) - 14-0-0
  1. Fanlong Meng (China) - 15-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Dominic Boesel (Germany) - 28-1-0
  4. Sven Fornling (Sweden) - 15-1-0
  5. Joshua Buatsi (United Kingdom) - 11-0-0
  6. Umar Salamov (Russian Federation) - 23-1-0
  7. Callum Johnson (United Kingdom) - 18-1-0
  8. Enrico Koelling (Germany) - 26-3-0
  9. Leon Bunn (Germany) - 14-0-0
  10. Adam Deines (Germany) - 17-1-1
  11. Karo Murat (Armenia) - 32-4-1
  12. Sullivan Barrera (Cuba) - 22-2-0
  13. Felix Valera (Dominican Republic) - 17-2-0
  14. Maksim Vlasov (Russian Federation) - 43-3-0
  15. Michael Lee (United States) - 13-7-1

IBF Super Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Caleb Plant (United States) - 18-0-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vincent Feigenbutz (Germany) - 30-2-0
  4. Peter Quillin (United States) - 34-1-1
  5. Caleb Truax (United States) - 30-4-2
  6. Fedor Chudinov (Russian Federation) - 20-2-0
  7. Jose Uzcategui (Venezuela) - 28-3-0
  8. Chris Eubank Jr (United Kingdom) - 28-2-0
  9. Zach Parker (United Kingdom) - 17-0-0
  10. Stefan Haertel (Germany) - 18-1-0
  11. Evgeny Shvedenko (Russian Federation) - 11-0-0
  12. Juergen Braehmer (Germany) - 50-3-0
  13. Leon Bauer (Germany) - 16-0-1
  14. Zac Dunn (Australia) - 27-1-0
  15. Erik Bazinyan (Canada) - 22-0-0

IBF Middleweight Rankings

Champion: Saul Canelo (Mexico) - 52-1-2
  1. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (Ukraine) - 13-1-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Gennady Golovkin (Kazakhstan) - 39-1-1
  4. Kamil Szeremeta (Poland) - 19-0-0
  5. Daniel Jacobs (United States) - 35-3-0
  6. Patrick Wojcicki (Germany) - 12-0-1
  7. Esquiva Falcao (Brazil) - 22-0-0
  8. Steve Rolls (Canada) - 19-1-0
  9. Jack Culcay (Ecuador) - 25-4-0
  10. Steven Butler (Canada) - 26-1-1
  11. Patrice Volny (Canada) - 13-0-0
  12. Meiirim Nursultanov (Kazakhstan) - 11-0-0
  13. Luke Keeler (Ireland) - 16-2-1
  14. Liam Williams (United Kingdom) - 20-2-1
  15. Jason Quigley (Ireland) - 15-0-0

IBF Super Welterweight Rankings

Champion: Julian Williams (United States) - 27-1-1
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Magomed Kurbanov (Russian Federation) - 17-0-0
  4. Jarrett Hurd (United States) - 23-1-0
  5. Orlando Fiordigiglio (Italy) - 30-2-0
  6. Carlos Adames (Dominican Republic) - 17-0-0
  7. Bakhram Murtazaliev (Russian Federation) - 15-0-0
  8. Patrick Day (Mexico) - 17-2-1
  9. Jeison Rosario (Dominican Republic) - 28-3-0
  10. Dwight Ritchie (Australia) - 18-1-0
  11. Kell Brook (United Kingdom) - 38-2-0
  12. Aram Amirkhanyan (Armenia) - 12-0-1
  13. Jorge Fortea (Spain) - 19-1-1
  14. Tim Tszyu (Australia) - 13-0-0

IBF Welterweight Rankings

Champion: Errol Spence Jr (United States) - 25-0-0
  1. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (Uzbekistan) - 16-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Andre Berto (United States) - 32-5-0
  4. Rashidi Ellis (United States) - 21-0-0
  5. Alexander Besputin (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
  6. Custio Clayton (Canada) - 15-0-0
  7. Sergey Lipinets (Kazakhstan) - 15-1-0
  8. David Avanesyan (Russian Federation) - 24-3-1
  9. Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Lithuania) - 21-0-1
  10. Rico Mueller (Germany) - 25-2-1
  11. Carlos Ocampo (Mexico) - 23-1-0
  12. Keita Obara (Japan) - 20-4-1
  13. Jamal James (United States) - 25-1-0
  14. Bakhtiyar Eyubov (Kazakhstan) - 14-0-1
  15. Thulani Mbenge (South Africa) - 15-0-0

IBF Super Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Josh Taylor (United Kingdom) - 15-0-0
  1. Apinan Kongsong (Thailand) - 15-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Maxim Dadashev (Russian Federation) - 12-0-0
  4. Ivan Baranchyk (Russian Federation) - 19-1-0
  5. Anthony Yigit (Sweden) - 23-1-1
  6. Raymundo Beltran (Mexico) - 36-8-1
  7. Shohjahon Ergashev (Uzbekistan) - 16-0-0
  8. Liam Paro (Australia) - 16-0-0
  9. Subriel Matias (Puerto Rico) - 13-0-0
  10. Jeremias Ponce (Argentina) - 23-0-0
  11. Alexander Duran (Panama) - 17-0-0
  12. Sonny Fredrickson (United States) - 20-1-0
  13. Akihiro Kondo (Japan) - 31-8-1
  14. Mario Barrios (United States) - 24-0-0
  15. Robbie Davies Jnr (United Kingdom) - 18-1-0

IBF Lightweight Rankings

Champion: Richard Commey (Ghana) - 28-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Masayoshi Nakatani (Japan) - 18-0-0
  4. Teofimo Lopez (United States) - 13-0-0
  5. George Kambosos Jnr (Australia) - 16-0-0
  6. Lee Selby (United Kingdom) - 27-2-0
  7. Emmanuel Tagoe (Ghana) - 30-1-0
  8. Gustavo Lemos (Argentina) - 20-0-0
  9. Devin Haney (United States) - 22-0-0
  10. Isaac Gonzalez (Mexico) - 17-1-1
  11. Roman Andreev (Russian Federation) - 22-0-0
  12. Joe Cordina (United Kingdom) - 9-0-0
  13. Xiangxiang Sun (China) - 15-0-0
  14. Pavel Malikov (Russian Federation) - 15-1-1
  15. Isa Chaniev (Russian Federation) - 13-2-0

IBF Super Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Tevin Farmer (United States) - 29-4-1
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Guillaume Frenois (France) - 46-1-1
  4. Kenichi Ogawa (Japan) - 23-1-0
  5. Azinga Fuzile (South Africa) - 13-0-0
  6. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov (Russian Federation) - 14-0-0
  7. Jayson Velez (Puerto Rico) - 27-5-1
  8. Martin Ward (United Kingdom) - 27-4-1
  9. Denis Shafikov (Russian Federation) - 40-4-2
  10. Jono Carroll (Ireland) - 16-1-1
  11. Jose Romero (Argentina) - 21-0-0
  12. Kazuhiro Nishitani (Japan) - 19-4-1
  13. Samir Ziani (France) - 29-3-1
  14. Muhammadkhuja Yaqubov (Tajikistan) - 13-0-0
  15. Jason Sosa (United States) - 22-3-4

IBF Featherweight Rankings

Champion: Josh Warrington (United Kingdom) - 29-0-0
  1. Kid Galahad (United Kingdom) - 26-0-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Shakur Stevenson (United States) - 11-0-0
  4. Jhack Tepora (Philippines) - 23-0-0
  5. Reiya Abe (Japan) - 19-2-0
  6. Sofiane Takoucht (France) - 34-3-1
  7. Nathaniel May (Australia) - 20-1-0
  8. Tugstsogt Nyambayar (United States) - 11-0-0
  9. Satoshi Shimizu (Japan) - 8-0-0
  10. Jesus Sanchez (Spain) - 10-1-0
  11. Ranfis Encarnacion (Dominican Republic) - 16-0-0
  12. Michael Conlan (Ireland) - 11-0-0
  13. Hiroshige Osawa (Japan) - 34-5-4
  14. Lerato Dlamini (South Africa) - 12-1-0
  15. Dave Penalosa (Philippines) - 15-0-0

IBF Super Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: Daniel Roman (United States) - 27-2-1
  1. Ryosuke Iwasa (Japan) - 26-3-0
  2. Vacant
  3. Marlon Tapales (Philippines) - 33-2-0
  4. Shingo Wake (Japan) - 26-5-2
  5. Cesar Juarez (Mexico) - 23-7-0
  6. TJ Doheny (Ireland) - 21-1-0
  7. Albert Pagara (Philippines) - 31-1-0
  8. Arnold Khegai (Ukraine) - 14-0-1
  9. Hiroaki Teshigawara (Japan) - 19-2-2
  10. Carlos Castro (United States) - 22-0-0
  11. Ryo Akaho (Japan) - 33-2-2
  12. Lodumo Lamati (South Africa) - 14-0-1
  13. Yenifel Vicente (Dominican Republic) - 34-3-2
  14. Thomas Ward (United Kingdom) - 26-0-0
  15. Luca Rigoldi (Italy) - 19-1-1

IBF Bantamweight Rankings

Champion: Naoya Inoue (Japan) - 18-0-0
  1. Michael Dasmarinas (Philippines) - 29-2-1
  2. Vacant
  3. Paul Butler (United Kingdom) - 27-2-0
  4. Joshua Greer Jr (United States) - 20-1-1
  5. Sukpraserd Ponpitak (Thailand) - 22-9-0
  6. Jason Moloney (Australia) - 18-1-0
  7. Georges Ory (France) - 10-2-1
  8. Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) - 19-1-0
  9. Joshua Franco (United States) - 15-1-1
  10. Kenny Demecillo (Philippines) - 14-5-2
  11. Nikolay Potapov (Russian Federation) - 19-1-1
  12. Karim Guerfi (France) - 28-4-0
  13. Prince Patel (United Kingdom) - 18-0-1
  14. Melvin Lopez (Nicaragua) - 18-0-0

IBF Super Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Jerwin Ancajas (Philippines) - 31-1-2
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Alexandru Marin (Romania) - 18-0-0
  4. Donnie Nietes (Philippines) - 42-1-5
  5. Sho Ishida (Japan) - 27-1-0
  6. Andrew Moloney (Australia) - 19-0-0
  7. Iran Diaz (Mexico) - 14-3-3
  8. Koki Eto (Japan) - 24-4-1
  9. Israel Gonzalez (Mexico) - 23-3-0
  10. Yanga Sigqibo (South Africa) - 12-1-1
  11. Ryuichi Funai (Japan) - 31-8-0
  12. Joselito Velasquez (Mexico) - 8-0-0
  13. Jade Bornea (Philippines) - 14-0-0
  14. Sunny Edwards (United Kingdom) - 10-0-0
  15. Antonio Nieves (United States) - 18-2-2

IBF Flyweight Rankings

Champion: Moruti Mthalane (South Africa) - 38-2-0
  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Komgrich Nantapech (Thailand) - 25-5-0
  4. Giemel Magramo (Philippines) - 23-1-0
  5. Mohammed Obbadi (Italy) - 18-1-0
  6. Jay Harris (United Kingdom) - 16-0-0
  7. Nico Hernandez (United States) - 7-0-0
  8. Ronnie Baldonado (Philippines) - 14-1-1
  9. Jayson Mama (Philippines) - 11-0-0
  10. Masayuki Kuroda (Japan) - 30-8-3
  11. Junto Nakatani (Japan) - 18-0-0
  12. Keiver Fernandez (Venezuela) - 20-0-1
  13. Josber Perez (Venezuela) - 15-1-0
  14. Muhammad Waseem (Pakistan) - 8-1-0
  15. Teerapong Uthaida (Thailand) - 38-6-1

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