Top 10 Pound 4 Pound “The Little Guys” (105-122lbs)

Top Fighters From Minimumweight to Super Bantamweight

Top 10 Pound 4 Pound list from Minimumweight to Super Bantamweight
From top left to bottom right: Naoya Inoue, Kosei Tanaka, Hekkie Budler, Donnie Nietes, Roman Gonzalez and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

A Pound 4 Pound list of the highest performing fighters from Minimumweight to Super Bantamweight


Given that yours truly and 3KingsBoxing pays particular attention and devotes coverage to the smaller weight fighters, why not have a personal Pound 4 Pound list just for the Little Giants of the sport.

With that said, here’s our list of P4P rankings for fighters ranging from Minimumweight to Super Bantamweight:
  1. Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) – WBA Bantamweight Champion
  2. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1, 41 KOs) – WBC Super Flyweight Champion
  3. Juan Francisco Estrada (37-3, 25 KOs)
  4. Donnie Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOs)
  5. Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7 KOs) – WBO Flyweight Champion
  6. Zolani Tete (28-3, 21 KOs) – WBO Bantamweight Chapion
  7. Ken Shiro (14-0, 8 KOs) – WBC Flyweight Champion
  8. Hekkie Budler (32-2, 10 KOs) – WBA, RING Light Flyweight Champion
  9. Roman Gonzalez (47-2, 39 KOs)
  10. Knockout CP Freshmart (18-0, 7 KOs) – WBA Minimumweight Champion
Honorable Mentions
  • Kazuto Ioka (23-1, 13 KOs)
  • Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11 KOs)
  • Rey Vargas (32-0, 22 KOs) – WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
  • Daniel Roman (26-2-1, 10 KOs) – WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
  • Moruti Mthalane (36-2, 24 KOs) – IBF Flyweight Champion

Also worth noting, there is a huge fight scheduled for December 31 that could change this list dramatically. Honorable mention Kazuto Ioka will face #4 ranked Donnie Nietes for the vacant WBO super flyweight title.

A win or a loss for either fighter can cause a shift in the rankings.

This list is fluid and of course very debatable to those who will disagree. Some of you may argue a certain fighter is ranked too high.

A certain fighter is ranked too low.

Why is a certain fighter even among this list (that is IF you truly pay attention to the smaller fighters in boxing)?

Agree or disagree, this is what makes boxing go around, right? So have at it!

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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