Román González (boxer)

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Román González
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González in 2014
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Real name Román Alberto González Luna
Nickname(s) Chocolatito
Rated at
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Reach 64 in (163 cm)
Nationality Nicaraguan
Born (1987-06-17) June 17, 1987 (age 29)
Managua, Nicaragua
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 46
Wins by KO 38
Losses 1

Román Alberto González Luna (born June 17, 1987), best known as Román "Chocolatito" González, is a Nicaraguan professional boxer. He is the first boxer from Nicaragua to win world titles in four weight classes, having surpassed his mentor, idol, and former three-weight world champion, the late Alexis Argüello.[1] González's accomplishments include four championship reigns: the WBA minimumweight title from 2008 to 2010; the WBA light flyweight title from 2011 to 2013; the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal flyweight titles from 2014 to 2016; and the WBC super flyweight title from 2016 to 2017. From September 2015 to March 2017, he was also ranked by The Ring as the best boxer in the world, pound for pound.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dubbed "El Chocolatito", an 18 year old González turned pro in the Minimumweight/Light Flyweight divisions in 2005. In his debut, he fought at the Pharaohs Casino in Managua, Nicaragua against 23 year old Ramon Urbina (0-1, 0 KOs) in a scheduled 4 round fight. González won via knockout in round 2.[3] In his 9th professional fight, González, who had won his first 8 pro fights all by knockout, challenged Oscar Murillo (11-10, 8 KOs) for the vacant Nicaraguan and vacant WBA Fedecentro light flyweight titles. González won via a 1st round knockout. González won his first 16 fights all by way of knockout, before meeting Hiroshi Matsumoto (17-7-4, 8 KOs) at the Bunka Gym in Yokohama, Japan on January 14, 2008. The fight went the full 10 round as González picked up the win via unanimous decision (100-90 twice, 98-92).[4]

WBA minimumweight champion[edit]

González vs. Niida[edit]

González challenged the WBA world minimumweight champion Yutaka Niida (23-1-3, 9 KOs) in Yokohama, Japan and scored a technical knockout to win the title in 58 seconds of the fourth round on September 15, 2008. González was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage (30-27, 3 times).[5]

After winning the WBA title, González made his debut at flyweight on December 13, 2008 where he stopped Miguel Tellez (18-11, 6 KOs) in the 3rd of a 10-round bout.[6]

González vs. Rosas[edit]

He went back to minimumweight on February 28, 2009 to defend his world crown against Francisco Rosas (20-5-2, 12 KOs) which he won by majority decision (116-112, 115-113 & 114-114). This was González's first time fighting in Mexico.[7]

González vs. Takayama[edit]

In July 2009, González defended his World title at the World Memorial Hall in Japan against Katsunari Takayama (23-3, 9 KOs). After 12 rounds, the three judges all scored it 118-110 for González.[8] In January 2010, González knocked out Ivan Meneses (14-5-1, 8 KOs) in round 3, before the fight was stopped in round 4 to retain his world title.[9]

WBA light flyweight champion[edit]

After vacating his minimumweight title, González moved up light flyweight and defeated Jesus Limones (10-1-1, 4 KOs) via 2nd TKO.

González vs. Rosas[edit]

A 23 year old González won the vacant WBA Interim Light Flyweight Title against Mexican Francisco Rosas (21-7-2, 12 KOs) in Tokyo on October 24, 2010.[10] This was the second time they fought, having previously fought a minimumweight. González won by KO in the second round. Rosas was knocked down three times in this fight. González said after his first fight against Francisco Rosas that he had to fight being ill with severe stomach disorders, and that was the reason why he looked so sluggish and tired.[11] González was promoted to full champion in February 2011.[12]

González was victorious over Mexican boxers, Manuel Vargas (30-7-1, 15 KOs) via unanimous decicion (119-109, 116-112 twice)[13] and Omar Salado (22-3-2, 13 KOs) via round 7 TKO[14] respectively in March and July, both in Mexico, he retained the title.

González vs. Soto[edit]

In his third defense, fighting for the first time at the Marquee Ballroom in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2011, González knocked out Omar Soto (22-8-2, 15 KOs) with his right straight, left uppercut combinations 36 seconds of the 2nd round.[15] Soto weighed in at 111lb, which is above the weight limit.

Miscellaneous defenses[edit]

On March 17, 2012 González faced Manuel Jimenez (11-2-1, 5 KOs) at Sinaloa, Mexico, defeating Jimenez via 1st round KO. This was a non-title fight.

On April 28, 2012 González defended his WBA World light flyweight title against Ramon Garcia Hirales (16-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Fairplex in Pinomona, California. The fight ended as the count was waived by referee Raul Caiz Jr, after Garcia was knocked down twice in the 4th round. González was ahead 30-27 on all three judges scorecards at the time of stoppage.[16]

Flyweight[edit]

González moved up to Flyweight on October 6, 2012 fighting undefeated 23 year old Stiven Monterrosa (9-0-2, 8 KOs) at the Hotel Holiday Inn in Managua, Nicaragua. Monterrosa was knocked down in rounds 1 and 2.[17]

González vs. Estrada[edit]

On 17 November 12, 2012, González defeated 22 year old Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada (26-1, 20 KOs) at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in an entertaining unanimous decision. This was the second time González was fighting in California and the third time in the United States. The judges scored it (118-110, 116-112 twice) all in favour for González.[18] On May 25, González stopped Colombian Ronald Barrera (30-11-2, 18 KOs) in five rounds at Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua. Referee Onofre Ramirez stopped the fight in round 5 after Barrera was knocked down.[19]

Miscellaneous fights[edit]

On September 21, 2013 he defeated Francisco Rodríguez, Jr. by TKO in the 7th round. He then defeated Mexicans Oscar Blanquet, Juan Kantun and Philippine Juan Purisima, taking his professional record to 39-0, with 33 wins coming by way of knockout.[20]

WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight champion[edit]

González vs. Yaegashi[edit]

González defeated Akira Yaegashi (20-3, 10 KOs) via ninth-round TKO on September 5, 2014 at the Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan to win the WBC, The Ring and lineal flyweight titles, becoming a boxing triple champion.[21][22] Yaegashi was knocked down in rounds 3 and 9. Referee Michael Griffin stopped the fight after a final uppercut to Yaegashi. At the time of stoppage the three judges had the fight (80-71 & 79-72 twice) in favour of González.[23]

Early defenses[edit]

González retained the titles against Rocky Fuentes on November 22, 2014 via sixth-round TKO.[24] González fought Valentin Leon in a non-title bout on February 28, 2015, González won via a 3rd round TKO.[25]

González defeated Mexico's Edgar Sosa (51-8, 30 KOs) at The Forum, in Inglewood, California on HBO World Championship Boxing via a 2nd round TKO. Sosa was down 3 times in round 2. Sosa made no effort to try to get up after the third knockdown.[26] González earned a career high $200,000 against Sosa.[27]

González vs. Viloria[edit]

González defeated 34 year old American Brian Viloria (36-4, 22 KO's) at Madison Square Garden in New York City via a 9th round TKO to retain his World titles on October 17 on the undercard of a middleweight unification bout between Golovkin vs. Lemieux. In round 9, González landed a wide-open right hand that snapped Viloria's head to the side, after taking further a beating, referee Benjy Esteves Jr. stepped in and stopped the fight at 2 minutes, 52 seconds. According to CompuBox, González landed 335 of 805 punches (42 percent), and Viloria was limited to landing only 186 of 594 (31 percent). González was ahead on all 3 judges scorecards (78-73 twice, 79-72) before the knockdown and also knocked Viloria down in the 3rd round. With the win, González moved to 14-0 in world title bouts. González earned a $250,000 purse.[27][28][29]

González vs. Arroyo[edit]

González defeated 30 year old Puerto Rican McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) on April 23, 2016 at The Forum, Inglewood, California on a co-feature of World Middlewight title bout between Gennady Golovkin and Dominic Wade. González won via unanimous decision ending his ten-fight stoppage streak. Judges scored the bout (120-108) and (119-109) twice.[30] González landed 360 of 1,132 (32%) total punches while Arroyo landed 193 of 711 (27%) of his total punches.[31] González earned a-then career high $300,000 purse for this fight.[27]

Super flyweight[edit]

González vs. Cuadras[edit]

K2 Promotions announced on July 14, González will move up to 115 pounds to challenge Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) for his WBC Super Flyweight title on September 10, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood in a bid to become Nicaragua's first ever 4-weight world champion. The fight was part of a HBO split-site telecast on which K2 stablemate and unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin defeated welterweight titlist Kell Brook at the O2 Arena in London. That night, HBO had live coverage of Cuadras-González along with a replay of Golovkin-Brook.[32]

In what was considered a close fight by many, González defeated Cuadras via 12 round unanimous decision to become the WBC super flyweight champion. This was the first time González headlined a card and drew a crowd of 6,714, which was considered a hit. The three judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112 and 115-113, all in favour of González. Combined, both fighters threw over 1,000 punches, with González getting the better of Cuadras. González was guaranteed a $400,000 purse for the fight, his highest ever. After the win, González made history by becoming the first fighter in the history of Nicaragua to capture four titles in four weight divisions, something his mentor Alexis Arguello failed to do twice during his career.[33][34][35]

González vacated his WBC Flyweight meaning he would be keeping the WBC super flyweight title and continue fighting in the 115 division.[36]

Death of Arnulfo Obando[edit]

On November 8, 2016 González's long time trainer Arnulfo Obando was hospitalized after suffering a stroke earlier in the week and it was said that he was in serious condition. Upon arriving at the hospital, he was declared brain dead and his family was called to his bedside.[37] On November 11, the WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed in a statement that Obando had died at the age of 53. It was also said that González would take a break from boxing.[38] On January 24, 2017 González started his training camp and announced that his father, Luis González would be his head trainer.[39]

González vs. Sor Rungvisai[edit]

In December 2016, at the 54th WBC Convention, president Mauricio Sulaiman announced that a rematch would take place between González and Cuadras for the WBC title in March 2017. The winner of the rematch will need to fight WBC #2 mandatory and WBC silver champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs), who also goes by the name of Wisaksil Wangek.[40][41] González stated he hasn't agreed to a rematch or signed any contracts for a rematch to take place as he is not obligated to do so. González also spoke about the purse offered to him for a rematch, "The HBO people are offering me very low money, so I can not accept that fight. I've been struggling to get a good purse, because we are the world's number one pound for pound." It was reported that González was looking for a purse of around $1 million.[42][43][44]

On January 5, González's manager Carlos Blandon said that an opponent would be announced in ten days.[45] A day later, due to González not being obliged to give Cuadras a rematch, Sulaimán said in conference, Rungvisai will get a chance to fight González next.[46][47] The fight was officially announced on January 7 and serve as the co-feature for Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2017. Coming into the fight Rungvisai had lost just once since 2010, which came to Cuadras in 2014 via technical decision.[48]

On fight night, González was knocked down in round 1 following a body shot and went on to lose his first professional fight as well as the WBC super flyweight title via majority decision. Waleska Roldan scored the fight 113-113 even, whilst Glenn Feldman and Julie Lederman scored it the same 114-112, 114-112 in favor of Rungvisai. ESPN scored the bout wide 117-109 in favor of González. Many boos were heard around the arena filled with 19,939. In round 3, González suffered a cut over his right eye, via an accidental clash of heads. The cut was maintained by his corner throughout the fight, but still flowed on the side of his face. Rungvisai lost a point in round 6 due to another clash of heads. After the decision was read out, González made his way towards the locker room. He told a reporter through a translator that he thought he won the match, and wanted an immediate rematch,  "I thought I won the fight. I want an immediate rematch. I want to get my title back." Compubox stats showed González landed 441 of his 1,013 thrown (44%), whilst Rungvisai landed 284 of 940 (30%). González out landed Rungvisai in 10 rounds. He also set a super flyweight record for landing 372 power shots.[49][50][51] González earned a career high $500,000 whilst Rungvisai earned $75,000.[52]

González vs. Sor Rungvisai II[edit]

K2 director Tom Loeffler spoke on March 31 how González would sought after a rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.[53] On April 4, 2017 the WBC ordered a direct rematch to take place between González and Rungvisai. The winner between the two in the first fight was primitively due to fight mandatory challenger Carlos Cuadras, however due to the direct rematch, the WBC ordered Cuadras to fight the next available contender, former unified flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada for the WBC Interim title. The winner of both fights would then fight each other. WBC rationalized this with the following statement,

“Rules regarding accidental head butts were not used, but most importantly, considering the public demand to witness once again a great match between these two great fighters, the WBC has granted the request.”

Loeffler confirmed a date in the fall of 2017 would be considered and a venue will be discussed with representatives of Rungvisai.[54]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
47 fights 46 wins 1 loss
By knockout 38 0
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
47 Loss 46–1 Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai MD 12 Mar 18, 2017 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Lost WBC super flyweight title
46 Win 46–0 Mexico Carlos Cuadras UD 12 Sep 10, 2016 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Won WBC super flyweight title
45 Win 45–0 Puerto Rico McWilliams Arroyo UD 12 Apr 23, 2016 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
44 Win 44–0 United States Brian Viloria TKO 9 (12), 2:53 Oct 17, 2015 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
43 Win 43–0 Mexico Édgar Sosa TKO 2 (12), 2:37 May 16, 2015 United States The Forum, Inglewood, California, U.S. Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
42 Win 42–0 Mexico Valentin Leon TKO 3 (10), 2:27 Feb 28, 2015 Nicaragua Puerto Salvador Allende, Managua, Nicaragua
41 Win 41–0 Philippines Rocky Fuentes TKO 6 (12), 2:11 Nov 22, 2014 Japan International Swimming Pool, Yokohama, Japan Retained WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
40 Win 40–0 Japan Akira Yaegashi TKO 9 (12), 2:24 Sep 5, 2014 Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Won WBC, The Ring, and lineal flyweight titles
39 Win 39–0 Philippines Juan Purisima TKO 3 (8), 1:20 Apr 6, 2014 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
38 Win 38–0 Mexico Juan Kantun TKO 6 (10), 1:01 Feb 15, 2014 Mexico Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula, Mexico
37 Win 37–0 Mexico Oscar Blanquet TKO 2 (10), 0:27 Nov 10, 2013 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
36 Win 36–0 Mexico Francisco Rodríguez Jr. TKO 7 (10), 1:10 Sep 21, 2013 Nicaragua Crowne Plaza, Managua, Nicaragua
35 Win 35–0 Colombia Ronald Barrera TKO 5 (10), 2:42 May 25, 2013 Nicaragua Polideportivo España, Managua, Nicaragua
34 Win 34–0 Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada UD 12 Nov 17, 2012 United States Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, U.S. Retained WBA light flyweight title
33 Win 33–0 Colombia Stiven Monterrosa TKO 3 (10), 2:27 Oct 6, 2012 Nicaragua Holiday Inn, Managua, Nicaragua
32 Win 32–0 Mexico Ramón García Hirales KO 4 (12), 2:09 Apr 28, 2012 United States Fairplex, Pomona, California, U.S. Retained WBA light flyweight title
31 Win 31–0 Mexico Manuel Jiménez KO 1 (10), 2:58 Mar 17, 2012 Mexico Palenque de Gallos, Culiacán, Mexico
30 Win 30–0 Mexico Omar Soto KO 2 (12), 0:36 Oct 1, 2011 United States MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Retained WBA light flyweight title
29 Win 29–0 Mexico Omar Salado TKO 7 (12), 0:48 Jul 16, 2011 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancún, Mexico Retained WBA light flyweight title
28 Win 28–0 Mexico Manuel Vargas UD 12 Mar 19, 2011 Mexico Plaza San Diego, Cholula, Mexico Retained WBA light flyweight title
27 Win 27–0 Mexico Francisco Rosas KO 2 (12), 1:38 Oct 24, 2010 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan Won vacant WBA interim light flyweight title
26 Win 26–0 Mexico Jesus Limones TKO 2 (10), 0:25 Sep 3, 2010 Nicaragua Hotel Camino Real, Managua, Nicaragua
25 Win 25–0 Mexico Ivan Meneses TKO 4 (12), 3:02 Jan 30, 2010 Mexico Auditorio Siglo XXI, Puebla City, Mexico Retained WBA minimumweight title
24 Win 24–0 Japan Katsunari Takayama UD 12 Jul 14, 2009 Japan World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan Retained WBA minimumweight title
23 Win 23–0 Mexico Francisco Rosas MD 12 Feb 28, 2009 Mexico Auditorio Guelaguetza, Oaxaca City, Mexico Retained WBA minimumweight title
22 Win 22–0 Nicaragua Miguel Tellez TKO 3 (10), 0:10 Dec 13, 2008 Nicaragua Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua
21 Win 21–0 Japan Yutaka Niida TKO 4 (12), 1:59 Sep 15, 2008 Japan Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan Won WBA minimumweight title
20 Win 20–0 Nicaragua Abraham Irias TKO 2 (8), 1:02 Jul 12, 2008 Nicaragua Universidad, Managua, Nicaragua
19 Win 19–0 Nicaragua Juan Francisco Centeno KO 3 (10) Jun 13, 2008 Nicaragua Hotel Camino Real, Managua, Nicaragua
18 Win 18–0 Mexico Javier Murillo UD 10 Feb 29, 2008 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
17 Win 17–0 Japan Hiroshi Matsumoto UD 10 Jan 14, 2008 Japan Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan
16 Win 16–0 Panama Javier Tello KO 2 (10), 1:48 Dec 14, 2007 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
15 Win 15–0 Philippines Eriberto Gejon KO 1 (10), 1:09 Nov 3, 2007 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
14 Win 14–0 Nicaragua Miguel Tellez KO 3 (10) Jul 13, 2007 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua Retained Nicaraguan light flyweight title
13 Win 13–0 Venezuela José Luis Varela KO 1 (10), 2:28 May 12, 2007 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua Won vacant WBA Fedelatin minimumweight title
12 Win 12–0 Mexico Vicente Hernandez TKO 2 (10) Mar 30, 2007 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua Retained WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title
11 Win 11–0 Nicaragua Elvis Romero KO 1 (8) Feb 16, 2007 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
10 Win 10–0 Nicaragua Juan Francisco Centeno TKO 7 (10) Dec 15, 2006 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua Retained WBA Fedecentro light flyweight title
9 Win 9–0 Nicaragua Oscar Murillo KO 1 (10) Oct 6, 2006 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua Won vacant WBA Fedecentro and Nicaraguan light flyweight titles
8 Win 8–0 Nicaragua Francisco Meza KO 2 (8) Sep 1, 2006 Nicaragua Gimnasio de la Universidad, Managua, Nicaragua
7 Win 7–0 Nicaragua Francisco Meza RTD 6 (10), 0:10 Mar 31, 2006 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
6 Win 6–0 Nicaragua Jose Martinez KO 2 (8) Mar 3, 2006 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
5 Win 5–0 Nicaragua Roberto Meza TKO 1 (8), 2:18 Jan 20, 2006 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
4 Win 4–0 Nicaragua Eddy Castro KO 3 (6) Oct 15, 2005 Nicaragua Gimnasio Alexis Argüello, Managua, Nicaragua
3 Win 3–0 Nicaragua David Centeno KO 1 (4) Sep 30, 2005 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
2 Win 2–0 Nicaragua Nicolas Mercado KO 1 (4) Aug 19, 2005 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua
1 Win 1–0 Costa Rica Ramon Urbina KO 2 (4) Jul 1, 2005 Nicaragua Pharaoh's Casino, Managua, Nicaragua Professional debut

Personal life[edit]

González is managed by Carlos Blandon Vidaurre, and is promoted by Japan's Teiken Promotions.[55]

González is divorced, has two children and lives in Managua, Nicaragua. He has stated that although he fights for honour and glory, the main reason is to provide for his family. He is a practicing Christian and a publicly open supporter of the FSLN political group in Nicaragua.[56][57]

See also[edit]

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Regional boxing titles
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Title last held by
Jose Jimenez
WBA Fedecentro light flyweight champion
October 6, 2006 – May 2007
Vacated
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Title next held by
Carlos Tamara
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Title last held by
Juan Francisco Centeno
Nicaraguan light flyweight champion
October 6, 2006 – December 2011
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Felix Alvarado
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Title last held by
Carlos Melo
WBA Fedelatin minimumweight champion
May 12, 2007 – September 15, 2008
Won world title
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Luis Alberto Rios
World boxing titles
Preceded by
Yutaka Niida
WBA minimumweight champion
September 15, 2008 – November 2010
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Kwanthai Sithmorseng
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Title last held by
Juan Carlos Reveco
WBA light flyweight champion
Interim title

October 24, 2010 – February 4, 2011
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José Alfredo Rodríguez
WBA light flyweight champion
February 4, 2011 – November 30, 2012
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Kazuto Ioka
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Title last held by
Giovanni Segura
WBA light flyweight champion
Super title

November 30, 2012 – January 14, 2014
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Akira Yaegashi
WBC flyweight champion
September 5, 2014 – September 29, 2016
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Title next held by
Juan Hernandez Navarrete
The Ring flyweight champion
September 5, 2014 – September 29, 2016
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Lineal flyweight champion
September 5, 2014 – September 29, 2016
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Preceded by
Carlos Cuadras
WBC super flyweight champion
September 10, 2016 – March 18, 2017
Succeeded by
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
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