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17 NOVEMBER 2018


On the Move: SecondsOut World Rankings 11/10/13

Donaire enters the SecondsOut featherweight rankings at No. 7
Donaire enters the SecondsOut featherweight rankings at No. 7

The stacked flyweight division just got That is to say, 112 pounds is the most... has been in recent memory. Okay, forgive my excitement, but you get my point. Just take a look at the SecondsOut flyweight rankings and ask yourself which division possesses greater depth and sheer crowd pleasing talent.


With the arrival of Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez to the division, previous top dog Juan Francisco Estrada, recent conqueror of Brian Viloria in a 2013 Upset of the Year contender, takes a step back in the rankings, but can now look forward to a likely rematch with Gonzalez. Estrada is the only fighter to press the unbeaten Nicaraguan sensation and make defeat seem like a possibility.


Beneath the top two resides the intimidating trio of Viloria, Edgar Sosa, and Giovani Segura. Viloria owns recent stoppages of Hernan Marquez and Segura. Sosa, who will vie for a title next month, recently decisioned Segura and owns a 2013 KO of the Year candidate over Ulises Solis. Segura had overcome these aforementioned defeats to crush rising prospect Jonathon Gonzalez and stop Marquez in a 2013 Fight of the Year candidate.


Just down the line are Milan Melindo, Akira Yaegashi, and Hernan Marquez. Melindo pressed Estrada toughly in a title fight loss this year. Yaegashi rebounded from a 2012 Fight of the Year candidate defeat to claim a world title two divisions higher.


He will defend against Sosa in December. Marquez lost that 2013 Fight of the Year contender to Segura and he also lost one to Viloria in 2012. However, he won a 2011 Fight of the Year candidate against Luis Concepcion. Concepcion is still a top ten contender with a massive knockout punch.


Rounding out the SecondsOut flyweight top ten is the once beaten WBA champion Juan Carlos Reveco, who is on a six year winning streak. Flyweight is the division to be watching in the sport of boxing and the networks better get on board.

On Saturday, November 1, in Coacalco, Mexico, Mexico, Juan Carlos Salgado Jr. suffered an eleventh round TKO upset loss to Miguel Roman in a ten round lightweight bout. Roman moved his record to 6-0 in 2013 with a career best win. Overall, Roman moved to 44-11 (33). Salgado lost by stoppage for the second time this year and fell to 23-3-1 (16).

Salgado has been dropped from the SecondsOut 130 pounds rankings after this failed bid to move into lightweight contention. Will Tomlinson has stepped back into the ten spot to fill the void.


Hekkie Budler remains No. 1 at strawweight
Hekkie Budler remains No. 1 at strawweight

Also on this date, at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa, Hekkie Budler dropped Hugo Hernan Verchelli three times in round four of a minimumweight bout. The fight was waved off by the referee. Budler raised his ledger to 24-1 (7). Verchelli fell to 11-2 (6). 

Budler affirmed his status as SecondsOut’s number one boxer at 105-pounds. 
Thomas Oosthuizen defeated Esquivel Osvaldo Maderna by majority decision in a twelve round super middleweight bout. The three judges scored the contest 114-114, 117-111, and 116-112.


Oosthuizen upped his record to 22-0-2 (13). 

Oosthuizen fell from eighth to ninth amid the SecondsOut super middleweight rankings. Arthur Abraham was elevated from ninth to eighth. 

At American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, Roman Martinez was stopped by Mikey Garcia in eight rounds of a WBO super featherweight title bout. Garcia got off the canvas in the second to claim the title with a body shot stoppage at :56 of the eighth round. Garcia improved his dossier to 33-0 (28) and became a two-division champion. Martinez acquitted himself well in falling to 27-2-2 (16). 

Martinez debuted in the SecondsOut super featherweight rankings at number three. Martinez dropped from sixth to seventh. 

Also on the card, Nonito Donaire rallied to stop Vic Darchinyan in the ninth round of a featherweight bout. Trailing on the scorecards, Donaire dropped Darchinyan in the ninth before the bout was stopped along the ropes at the 2:06 mark. Donaire raised his numbers to 32-2 (21). Darchinyan fell to 39-6-1 (28). 
Donaire was removed from the SecondsOut super bantamweight rankings, where he was third, and is now ranked number seven at featherweight.


Darchinyan is expected to return to super bantamweight where he remained fourth with the exit of Donaire. Carl Frampton passed Darchinyan by in taking the third spot left open by Donaire. Cristian Mijares returned to the ten spot bumping the six through ten contender up one. 

Also on the card, Vanes Martirosyan was defeated by Demetrius Andrade in a twelve round vacant WBO light middleweight title bout. Andrade appeared to control the bout after getting dropped late in the first round. He was awarded a split decision by scored of 117-110, 114-113, and a dubious 112-115. Andrade moved his ledger to 20-0 (13

Martirosyan fell to 33-1-1 (21). 

Andrade jumped from tenth to seventh in the SecondsOut light middleweight rankings. Martirosyan fell from seventh to tenth. 

Sunday, November 10, in Kokukigan, Tokyo, Japan, Shinsuke Yamanaka stopped Alberto Guevara in nine rounds of a WBC bantamweight title bout. Yamanaka dropped Guevara twice in the eighth and once in the ninth. The bout ended at the :25 mark. Yamanaka earned his fifth title defense in raising his record to 20-0-2 (15). 


Yamanaka left no room for doubt concerning his number one SecondsOut ranking among today’s bantamweights. 

Also on the card, Roman Gonzalez stopped Oscar Blanquet in a two rounds of a flyweight bout. Gonzalez dropped Blanquet in the first before finishing him along the ropes at the :27 mark. Gonzalez raised his record to 37-0 (31) as he pursues his third world title in as many divisions. Blanquet crashed to 32-7-1 (23). 

Gonzalez has moved up in weight to 112 and is ranked number one at SecondsOut having already defeated Juan Francisco Estrada, who recently had been in the top spot after his defeat of Brian Viloria. 

Also on the card, Takahiro Ao scored an easy first round KO of Edgar Alejandro Lomeli in a light welterweight bout. Ao raised his dossier to 25-3-1 (12). Lomeli dipped to 14-4-2 (8). 

Ao has been removed from the SecondsOut super featherweight rankings to campaign as a lightweight. 

SecondsOut ranked fighters in action through Sunday, November 17:

On Friday, November 15:
In Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defends his WBC super flyweight title against Hirofumi Mukai in a twelve round bout.

On Saturday, November 16:
In Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, Daniel Ponce De Leon versus Joksan Hernandez in a ten round super featherweight bout
At Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA, Andre Ward versus Edwin Rodriguez in a twelve round WBA super middleweight title bout; Brandon Gonzalez versus Jonathon Nelson in a ten round super middleweight bout
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Ponce De Leon returns next week!
Ponce De Leon returns next week!

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