History of the World Flyweight Championship


During the history of the division's lineal championship, there have been occasions when the reigning champ has moved up in weight or retired, thus ending that particular strand of the lineage. In such instances a new lineage must be established, which is basically filling a vacancy. For background information on this, please click here.




1916
A poster for the first flyweight championship bout

Dec 18 - Jimmy Wilde  KO 11  Young Zulu Kid (London, England)

1917
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1918
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1919
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1920
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1921
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1922
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1923
Jun 18 - Pancho Villa  KO 7  Jimmy Wilde (New York City, New York, USA)

Oct 12 - Pancho Villa  PTS 15  Benny Schwartz (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

1924
Feb 8 - Pancho Villa  PTS 15  Georgie Marks (New York City, New York, USA)
Villa was a superb champion

May 30 - Pancho Villa  PTS 15  Frankie Ash (New York City, New York, USA)

1925
May 1 - Pancho Villa  PTS 15  Clever Sencio (Manila, Philippines)

Jul - The world championship becomes vacant following the tragic death of Villa from blood
         poisoning

1926
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1927
Jan 21 - Fidel LaBarba  PTS 12  Elky Clarke (New York City, New York, USA)

Aug - LaBarba vacates the world championship and retires

1928
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1929
Mar 2 - Spider Pladner  KO 1  Frankie Genaro (Paris, France)

Apr 18 - Frankie Genaro  DIS 5  Spider Pladner (Paris, France)

Genaro in training

Oct 17 - Frankie Genaro  PTS 15  Ernie Jarvis (London, England)

1930
Jan 18 - Frankie Genaro  KO 12  Yvon Trevidic (Paris, France)

Aug 6 - Frankie Genaro  PTS 10  Willie LaMorte (Newark, New Jersey, USA)

Dec 26- Frankie Genaro  D 15  Midget Wolgast (New York City, New York, USA)

1931
Mar 25 - Frankie Genaro  D 15  Victor Ferrand (Barcelona, Spain)

Jul 30 - Frankie Genaro  KO 6  Jackie Harmon (Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)

Oct 3 - Frankie Genaro  PTS 15  Valentin Angelmann (Paris, France)
Perez was from Tunisia and was sadly killed by the Nazis during the Second World War after being imprisoned

Oct 26 - Young Perez  KO 2  Frankie Genaro (Paris, France)

1932
Oct 31 - Jackie Brown  KO 13  Young Perez (Manchester, England)

1933
Jun 12 - Jackie Brown  PTS 15  Valentin Angelmann (London, England)

Nov 11 - Jackie Brown  PTS 15  Valentin Angelmann (Manchester, England)

Dec 11 - Jackie Brown  PTS 15  Ginger Foran (Manchester, England)

1934
Jun 18 - Jackie Brown  D 15  Valentin Angelmann (Manchester, England)

1935
Lynch (centre) and Brown (right) after their all-British clash

Sep 9 - Benny Lynch  KO 2  Jackie Brown (Manchester, England)

1936
Sep 16 - Benny Lynch  KO 8  Pat Palmer (Glasgow, Scotland)

1937
Jan 19 - Benny Lynch  PTS 15  Small Montana (London, England)

Oct 13 - Benny Lynch  KO 13  Peter Kane (Glasgow, Scotland)

1938
Jun - Lynch forfeits the world championship when he fails to make the weight limit for a
          defence against Jackie Jurich (Jurich made the weight limit and the bout went
          ahead with Lynch winning in the twelfth round)

Sep 22 - Peter Kane  PTS 15  Jackie Jurich (Liverpool, England)

1939
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1940
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1941
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1942
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1943
Jun 19 - Jackie Paterson  KO 1  Peter Kane (Glasgow, Scotland)

1944
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1945
Jul 10 - Jackie Paterson  PTS 15  Joe Curran (Glasgow, Scotland)

1946
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1947
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1948
Monaghan was from Belfast

Mar 23 - Rinty Monaghan  KO 7  Jackie Paterson (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

1949
Apr 5 - Rinty Monaghan  PTS 15  Maurice Sandeyron (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Sep 30 - Rinty Monaghan  D 15  Terry Allen (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

1950
Apr - Monaghan vacates the world championship and retires

Apr 25 - Terry Allen  PTS 15  Honore Pratesi (London, England)

Aug 1 - Dado Marino  PTS 15  Terry Allen (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

1951
Nov 1 - Dado Marino  PTS 15  Terry Allen (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

1952
May 19 - Yoshio Shirai  PTS 15  Dado Marino (Tokyo, Japan)
Shirai was born in Arakawa in Japan

Nov 15 - Yoshio Shirai  PTS 15  Dado Marino (Tokyo, Japan)

1953
May 18 - Yoshio Shirai  PTS 15  Tanny Campo (Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 27 - Yoshio Shirai  PTS 15  Terry Allen (Tokyo, Japan)

1954
May 24 - Yoshio Shirai  PTS 15  Leo Espinosa (Tokyo, Japan)

Nov 26 - Pascual Perez  PTS 15  Yoshio Shirai (Tokyo, Japan)

1955
Perez was from Argentina and was a hero in his home country

May 30 - Pascual Perez  KO 5  Yoshio Shirai (Tokyo, Japan)

1956
Jan 11 - Pascual Perez  PTS 15  Leo Espinosa (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Jun 30 - Pascual Perez  KO 11  Oscar Suarez (Montevideo, Uruguay)

1957
Mar 30 - Pascual Perez  KO 1  Dai Dower (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Perez was a dominant champion

Dec 7 - Pascual Perez  KO 3  Young Martin (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

1958
Apr 19 - Pascual Perez  PTS 15  Ramon Arias (Caracas, Venezuela)

Dec 15 - Pascual Perez  PTS 15  Dommy Ursua (Manila, Philippines)

1959
Aug 10 - Pascual Perez  PTS 15  Kenji Yonekura (Tokyo, Japan)

Nov 5 - Pascual Perez  KO 13  Sadao Yaoita (Osaka, Japan)

1960

Kingpetch was born in Bangkok and became a three-time champion

Apr 16 - Pone Kingpetch  PTS 15  Pascual Perez (Bangkok, Thailand)

Sep 22 - Pone Kingpetch  KO 8  Pascual Perez (Los Angeles, California, USA)

1961
Jun 27 - Pone Kingpetch  PTS 15  Mitsunori Seki (Tokyo, Japan)

1962
May 30 - Pone Kingpetch  PTS 15  Kyo Noguchi (Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 10 - Fighting Harada  KO 11  Pone Kingpetch (Tokyo, Japan)

1963
Jan 12 - Pone Kingpetch  PTS 15  Fighting Harada (Bangkok, Thailand)

Ebihara was from Tokyo in Japan

Sep 18 - Hiroyuki Ebihara  KO 1  Pone Kingpetch (Tokyo, Japan)

1964
Jan 23 - Pone Kingpetch  PTS 15  Hiroyuki Ebihara (Bangkok, Thailand)

1965
Apr 23 - Salvatore Burrini  PTS 15  Pone Kingpetch (Rome, Italy)

Dec 2 - Salvatore Burrini  KO 13  Rocky Gattelleri (Sydney, Australia)

1966
McGowan was from Glasgow in Scotland

Jun 14 - Walter McGowan  PTS 15  Salvatore Burrini (London, England)

Dec 30 - Chartchai Chionoi  KO 9  Walter McGowan (Bangkok, Thailand)

1967
Jul 26 - Chartchai Chionoi  KO 3  Puntip Keosuriya (Bangkok, Thailand)

Sep 19 - Chartchai Chionoi  KO 7  Walter McGowan (London, England)

1968
Jan 28 - Chartchai Chionoi  KO 13  Efren Torres (Mexico City, Mexico)

1969
Feb 23 - Efren Torres  KO 8  Chartchai Chionoi (Mexico City, Mexico)

Torres was born in Guadalajara in Mexico

Nov 28 - Efren Torres  PTS 15  Susumu Hanagata (Guadalajara, Mexico)

1970
Mar 20 - Chartchai Chionoi  PTS 15  Efren Torres (Bangkok, Thailand)

Dec 7 - Erbito Salavarria  KO 2  Chartchai Chionoi (Bangkok, Thailand)

1971
Apr 30 - Erbito Salavarria  PTS 15  Susumu Hanagata (Manila, Philippines)

Nov 20 - Erbito Salavarria  D 15  Betulio Gonzalez (Maracaibo, Venezuela)

1972
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1973

Borkorsor (seen here on the right in a bout with Rafael Herrera) was from Thailand

Feb 9 - Venice Borkorsor  PTS 15  Erbito Salavarria (Bangkok, Thailand)

Jul - Borkorsor vacates the world championship to campaign at bantamweight

1974
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1975
Canto (left) defeated Oguma (right) for the vacant championship

Jan 8 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Shoji Oguma (Sendai, Japan)

May 24 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Betulio Gonzalez (Monterrey, Mexico)

Aug 23 - Miguel Canto  KO 11  Jiro Takada (Merida, Mexico)

Dec 13 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Ignacio Espinal (Merida, Mexico)

1976
May 15 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Susumu Hanagata (Merida, Mexico)

Oct 3 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Betulio Gonzalez (Caracas, Venezuela)

Nov 19 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Orlando Javierto (Los Angeles, California, USA)

1977
Apr 24 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Reyes Arnal (Caracas, Venezuela)

Jun 15 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Kimio Furesawa (Tokyo, Japan)

Canto poses with his championship belt

Sep 17 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Martin Vargas (Merida, Mexico)

Nov 30 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Martin Vargas (Santiago, Chile)

1978
Jan 4 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Shoji Oguma (Tokyo, Japan)

Apr 18 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Shoji Oguma (Tokyo, Japan)

Nov 20 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Tacomron Vibonchai (Houston, Texas, USA)

1979
Canto was born in Merida in Mexico and made 14 successful defences

Feb 10 - Miguel Canto  PTS 15  Antonio Avelar (Merida, Mexico)

Mar 18 - Chan-Hee Park  PTS 15  Miguel Canto (Pusan, South Korea)

May 20 - Chan-Hee Park  PTS 15  Tsutomu Igarashi (Seoul, South Korea)

Sep 9 - Chan-Hee Park  D 15  Miguel Canto (Seoul, South Korea)

Dec 16 - Chan-Hee Park  KO 2  Guty Espadas (Pusan, South Korea)

1980
Feb 10 - Chan-Hee Park  PTS 15  Arnel Arrozal (Seoul, South Korea)

Apr 12 - Chan-Hee Park  PTS 15  Alberto Morales (Taegu, South Korea)

May 18 - Shoji Oguma  KO 9  Chan-Hee Park (Seoul, South Korea)

Jul 28 - Shoji Oguma  PTS 15  Sung-Joon Kim (Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 18 - Shoji Oguma  PTS 15  Chan-Hee Park (Sendai, Japan)

1981
Feb 3 - Shoji Oguma  PTS 15  Chan-Hee Park (Tokyo, Japan)

Avelar won the championship on his second attempt

May 12 - Antonio Avelar  KO 7  Shoji Oguma (Mito, Japan)

Aug 30 - Antonio Avelar  KO 2  Tae-Shik Kim (Seoul, South Korea)

1982
Mar 20 - Prudencio Cardona  KO 1  Antonio Avelar (Tampico, Mexico)

Castillo reigned during an era when the championship changed hands regularly

Jul 24 - Freddie Castillo  PTS 15  Prudencio Cardona (Merida, Mexico)

Nov 6 - Eleoncio Mercedes  PTS 15  Freddie Castillo (Los Angeles, California, USA)

1983
Mar 15 - Charlie Magri  KO 7  Eleoncio Mercedes (London, England)
A poster for Magriís defence against Cedeno

Sep 27 - Frank Cedeno  KO 6  Charlie Magri (London, England)

1984
Jan 18 - Koji Kobayashi  KO 2  Frank Cedeno (Tokyo, Japan)

Apr 9 - Gabriel Bernal  KO 2  Koji Kobayashi (Tokyo, Japan)

Jun 1 - Gabriel Bernal  KO 11  Antoine Montero (Nimes, France)

Oct 8 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Gabriel Bernal (Bangkok, Thailand)

1985
Feb 20 - Sot Chitalada  KO 5  Charlie Magri (London, England)

Jun 22 - Sot Chitalada  D 12  Gabriel Bernal (Bangkok, Thailand)

1986
Feb 22 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Freddie Castillo (Kuwait City, Kuwait)

Dec 10 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Gabriel Bernal (Bangkok, Thailand)

1987
Sep 5 - Sot Chitalada  KO 4  Rae-Ki Ahn (Bangkok, Thailand)

1988
Chitalada was an excellent champion

Jan 31 - Sot Chitalada  KO 7  Hideaki Kamishiro (Osaka, Japan)

Jul 24 - Yong-Kang Kim  PTS 12  Sot Chitalada (Pohang, South Korea)

Nov 12 - Yong-Kang Kim  PTS 12  Emil Matsushima (Chongju, South Korea)

1989
Mar 5 - Yong-Kang Kim  PTS 12  Yukito Tamakuma (Aomori, Japan)

Jun 3 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Yong-Kang Kim (Trang, Thailand)

1990
Jan 30 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Ric Siodoro (Bangkok, Thailand)

May 1 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Carlos Salazar (Bangkok, Thailand)

Sep 7 - Sot Chitalada  KO 11  Richard Clarke (Kingston, Jamaica)

Nov 24 - Sot Chitalada  PTS 12  Jung-Koo Chang (Seoul, South Korea)

1991
Feb 15 - Muangchai Kittikasem  KO 6  Sot Chitalada (Ayuthaya, Thailand)

May 18 - Muangchai Kittikasem  KO 12  Jung-Koo Chang (Seoul, South Korea)

Oct 25 - Muangchai Kittikasem  PTS 12  Alberto Jiminez (Bangkok, Thailand)

1992
Feb 28 - Muangchai Kittikasem  KO 9  Sot Chitalada (Bangkok, Thailand)

Arbachakov (right) became the first Russian-born world champion when he stopped Kittikasem

Jun 23 - Yuri Arbachakov  KO 8  Muangchai Kittikasem (Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 20 - Yuri Arbachakov  PTS 12  Yun-Un Chin (Tokyo, Japan)

1993
Mar 20 - Yuri Arbachakov  KO 9  Muangchai Kittikasem (Lopburi, Thailand)

Jul 16 - Yuri Arbachakov  PTS 12  Isaias Zamudio (Kobe, Japan)

Dec 13 - Yuri Arbachakov  PTS 12  Nam-Hoon Cha (Kyoto, Japan)

1994
Aug 1 - Yuri Arbachakov  KO 8  Hugo Soto (Tokyo, Japan)

1995
Jan 30 - Yuri Arbachakov  PTS 12  Oscar Arciniega (Sapporo, Japan)

Sep 25 - Yuri Arbachakov  PTS 12  Chartchai Sasakul (Tokyo, Japan)

1996
Feb 5 - Yuri Arbachakov  PTS 12  Raul Juarez (Osaka, Japan)

Aug 26 - Yuri Arbachakov  KO 9  Takato Takuchi (Tokyo, Japan)

1997
Nov 12 - Chartchai Sasakul  PTS 12  Yuri Arbachakov (Sapporo, Japan)

1998
Feb 27 - Chartchai Sasakul  PTS 12  Young-Jin Kim (Surat Thani, Thailand)

May 1 - Chartchai Sasakul  KO 5  Yong-Soon Chang (Kanchanaburi, Thailand)

Dec 4 - Manny Pacquiao  KO 8  Chartchai Sasakul (Phuttamonthon, Thailand)

1999
Mira (right) was no match for Pacquiao

Apr 24 - Manny Pacquiao  KO 4  Gabriel Mira (Quezon City, Philippines)

Sep 23 - Medgoen Singsurat  KO 3  Manny Pacquiao (Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand)

2000
Feb 25 - Medgoen Singsurat  PTS 12  Masaki Kawabata (Bangkok, Thailand)

May 19 - Malcolm Tunacao  KO 7  Medgoen Singsurat (Udon Thani, Thailand)

Aug 20 - Malcolm Tunacao  D 12  Shoji Kobayashi (Tokyo, Japan)

2001
Mar 2 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 1  Malcolm Tunacao (Pichit, Thailand)

Jul 15 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 5  Hayato Asai (Nagoya, Japan)

Oct 26 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  TD 8  Alex Baba (Hatyai, Thailand)
Dec 6 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 2  Luis Lazarte (Pattaya, Thailand)

2002
Apr 19 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 1  Daisuke Naito (Khonkaen, Thailand)

Sep 6 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Jesus Martinez (Rangsit, Thailand)

Nov 26 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Hidenobu Honda (Osaka, Japan)

2003
Jun 5 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Randy Mangubat (Songkla, Thailand)

Wonjongkam holds the division record for most successful defences

Nov 14 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Hussein Hussein (Bangkok, Thailand)

2004
Jan 3 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Masaki Nakanuma (Yokohama, Japan)

Jul 15 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 5  Luis Angel Martinez (Khonkaen, Thailand)

2005
Jan 29 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 5  Noriyuki Komatsu (Osaka, Japan)

Oct 10 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  TD 7  Daisuke Naito (Tokyo, Japan)

2006
Feb 16 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Gilberto Keb Baas (Chainart, Thailand)

May 1 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Daigo Nakahiro (Bangkok, Thailand)

Jun 30 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 4  Everardo Morales (Bangkok, Thailand)
Nov 17 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Monelisi Myekeni (Nakhon Ratchasima,  Thailand)

2007
Wonjongkam (right) easily defeated Shimizu

Apr 6 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  KO 7  Tomonobu Shimizu (Saraburi, Thailand)

Jul 18 - Daisuke Naito  PTS 12  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 11 - Daisuke Naito  PTS 12  Daike Kameda (Tokyo, Japan)

2008
Mar 8 - Daisuke Naito  D 12  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Tokyo, Japan)

Jul 30 - Daisuke Naito  KO 10  Tomonobu Shimizu (Tokyo, Japan)

Dec 23 - Daisuke Naito  KO 11  Shingo Yamaguchi (Tokyo, Japan)

2009
May 26 - Daisuke Naito  PTS 12  Xiong Zhao Zhong (Tokyo, Japan)

Nov 29 - Koki Kameda  PTS 12  Daisuke Naito (Saitama, Japan)

2010



Kameda at a press conference

Mar 27 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Koki Kameda (Tokyo, Japan)

Oct 8 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Suriyan Por Chokchai (Srisaket, Thailand)

2011
Jul 1 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Takuya Kogawa (Songkhla, Thailand)

Oct 21 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  PTS 12  Edgar Sosa (Bangkok, Thailand)

Dec 23 - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam  NC 1  Hirofumi Mukai (Bangkok, Thailand)

2012
Mar 2 - Sonny Boy Jaro  KO 6  Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (Chonburi, Thailand)

Jul 16 - Toshiyuki Igarashi  PTS 12  Sonny Boy Jaro (Kasukabe, Japan)

Nov 3 - Toshiyuki Igarashi  PTS 12  Nestor Narvaes (Sendai, Japan)

2013
Apr 8 - Akira Yaegashi  PTS 12  Toshiyuki Igarashi (Tokyo, Japan)













Yaegashi (right) on his way to victory over Blanquet

Aug 12 - Akira Yaegashi  PTS 12  Oscar Blanquet (Tokyo, Japan)

Dec 6 - Akira Yaegashi  PTS 12  Edgar Sosa (Tokyo, Japan)

2014
Apr 6 -  Akira Yaegashi  KO 9  Odilon Zaleta (Tokyo, Japan)

Sep 5 - Roman Gonzalez  KO 9  Akira Yaegashi (Tokyo, Japan)

Nov 22 - Roman Gonzalez  KO 6  Rocky Fuentes (Yokohama, Japan)

2015
May 16 - Roman Gonzalez  KO 2  Edgar Sosa (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Oct 17 - Roman Gonzalez  KO 9  Brian Viloria (New York City, New York, USA)

2016
Apr 23 - Roman Gonzalez  PTS 12  McWilliams Arroyo (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Oct - Gonzalez vacates the world championship to campaign at bantamweight

2017


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