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).


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

Main article: List of world super-flyweight boxing champions

Sanctioning body Reign began Champion Record Defenses Beaten opponents
WBA February 29, 2020 Nicaragua Román González 50–2 (41 KO) 1 1
WBC April 26, 2019 Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada 41–3 (28 KO) 2 2
IBF September 3, 2016 Philippines Jerwin Ancajas 32–1–2 (22 KO) 8 8
WBO June 19, 2019 Japan Kazuto Ioka 26–2 (15 KO) 2 2

Current The Ring world rankings

As of March 14, 2021.[2]


 C  Current The Ring world champion
Rank Name Record (W–L–D) Title(s)
C Mexico Juan Francisco Estrada 41–3 (28 KO) WBC
1 Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 49–5–1 (42 KO)
2 Nicaragua Román González 50–2 (41 KO) WBA
3 Japan Kazuto Ioka 26–2 (15 KO) WBO
4 Philippines Jerwin Ancajas 32–1–2 (22 KO) IBF
5 United Kingdom Khalid Yafai 26–1 (15 KO)
6 Australia Andrew Moloney 21–1–0–1 (14 KO)
7 Mexico Francisco Rodríguez Jr. 33–4–1 (24 KO)
8 Puerto Rico Jeyvier Cintron 11–1 (5 KO)
9 Mexico Carlos Cuadras 39–4–1 (27 KO)
10 United States Joshua Franco 17–1–2–1 (8 KO)


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  2. ^ "The Ring ratings: super flyweight/junior bantamweight". Retrieved 16 April 2020.