Junior Flyweight World/Lineal Championship Fights

When the top-ranked Luis Estaba’s, the WBC champion, was contracted to defend his title against Franco Udella, the world’s number three according to Boxing News, in my book it would also have involved the lineal title.

 

18 July 1976. Luis Estaba w co 3 (15) Franco Udella

Venue: The Polyhedron, Maracay, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jay Edson.

Fight Summary: The champion, Estaba (108), took charge from the opening bell and dropped Udella (108) near the end of the second round. Although the Italian tried hard to fight back in the third, a jab followed by a savage right hook put him down for the full count on the 1.11 mark. Afterwards, Udella complained that he had been thumbed in the eye and should have been given time to recover.

 

26 September 1976. Luis Estaba w rtd 10 (15) Rodolfo Rodriguez

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rafael Toro Lugo.

Fight Summary: Estaba (107¼) made a good start, using his massive reach advantage to pile up the points with jabs and solid hooks, while Rodriguez (106), the challenger, had difficulty getting inside. Cut over the left eye, although a local doctor said that it was okay for him to continue, Rodriguez’s corner pulled him out at the end of the tenth round.

21 November 1976. Luis Estaba w rsc 10 (15) Valentin Martinez

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Isidro Rodriguez.

Fight Summary: With Estaba (107½) well in control, having cut Martinez (108) over the left eye in the fifth and dropped him a round later, the referee called the fight off on the advice of the doctor in the tenth. Despite being outboxed and outpunched, the game Martinez never allowed the champion to relax.

 

15 May 1977. Luis Estaba w pts 15 Rafael Pedroza

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Ismael Quinones-Falu.

Scorecards: 148-136, 146-141, 146-144.

Fight Summary: Making the seventh defence off his WBC title, Estaba (107) was comfortable in victory regardless of the fact that one of the judges appeared to favour Pedroza in several rounds. There was no doubting that Pedroza (107¾) carried a heavy dig, having stopped ten of his 13 previous opponents while remaining unbeaten, but he failed to do enough on the scoring front when constantly trying to turn the fight with one punch. Having been out of action since the previous November with an injured hand, Estaba attacked non-stop from the ninth, and although unable to drop Pedroza he did more than enough to win handsomely.

 

17 July 1977. Luis Estaba w pts 15 Ricardo Estupinan

Venue: Luis Ramos Gym, Puerto Le Cruz, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jay Edson.

Fight Summary: Despite not being at his best, Estaba (107¼) was still far too good for his challenger, scoring knockdowns in the ninth and 15th rounds before running out a convincing winner on all three cards. Estupinan (108), who came in as a late substitute for the injured Juan Alvarez, was out of his depth with only nine wins from 12 contests and although he did his best he had no right being in the same ring as ‘The Fighting Grandfather’.

 

21 August 1977. Luis Estaba w rsc 11 (15) Juan Alvarez

Venue: Luis Ramos Gym, Puerto Le Cruz, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Ismael Quinones-Falu.

Fight Summary: Retaining his WBC title for the ninth time, Estaba (107¼) once again showed a great defence and the ability to pace himself while using his long reach to outbox the aggressive Alvarez (107½) before forcing the stoppage. Although Alvarez was nearly always going forward it proved to be his undoing in the seventh round when he ran into a left-right combination that put him down for ‘eight’. Estaba, continuing to box at long range, cut Alvarez over the left eye in the ninth, and after pounding away at the injury in the tenth the referee had seen enough, pulling the challenger out of the fight immediately before the 11th got underway.

 

18 September 1977. Luis Estaba w co 15 (15) Orlando Hernandez

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Moises Sister.

30 October 1977. Luis Estaba w pts 15 Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Anselmo Escobedo.

Scorecards: 149-141, 149-143, 149-138.

19 February 1978. Freddy Castillo w rsc 14 (15) Luis Estaba

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jay Edson.

6 May 1978. Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh w pts 15 Freddy Castillo

Venue: Thai Army Camp, Bangkok, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

Scorecards: 145-142, 150-141, 147-146.

29 July 1978. Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh w rsc 5 (15) Luis Estaba

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jay Edson.

Fight Summary: In what was his first defence, Sor Vorasingh (106) gained revenge for a previous loss. Dropping Estaba (107) in the second, putting him down three more times in the fourth and pounding away in the fifth to such an extent it came as no surprise when the referee stopped the fight after the challenger’s corner threw the towel in at 1.10 of the session.

 

30 September 1978. Sung-Jun Kim w co 3 (15) Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh

Venue: Munhwa Stadium, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Pedro Flores.

31 March 1979. Sung-Jun Kim drew 15 Hector Melendez

Venue: Munhwa Stadium, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jay Edson.

Scorecards: 148-146, 148-146, 147-147.

28 July 1979. Sung-Jun Kim w pts 15 Siony Carupo

Venue: Changchung Gym, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Takeshi Shimakawa.

Scorecards: 149-145, 148-146, 148-144. 

21 October 1979. Sung-Jun Kim w pts 15 Hector Melendez

Venue: Munhwa Stadium, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: H. Beltini.

Scorecards: 147-143, 144-143, 146-140.

3 January 1980. Shigeo Nakajima w pts 15 Sung-Jun Kim

Venue: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Dick Young.

Scorecards: 146-139, 148-143, 145-141.

24 March 1980. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Shigeo Nakajima

Venue: Kuramae Arena, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Henry Elesperu.

Scorecards: 144-143, 144-141, 146-144.

7 June 1980. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Chi-Bok Kim

Venue: Munhwa Gym, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Richard Steele.

Scorecards: 149-138, 149-140, 149-139.

4 August 1980. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Hector Melendez

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

Scorecards: 147-141, 148-142, 148-139.

17 September 1980. Hilario Zapata w rsc 11 (15) Shigeo Nakajima

Venue: Civic Centre, Gifu, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

1 December 1980. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Jose Reinaldo Becerra

Venue: New Circus Bullring, Caracas, Venezuela. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Richard Steele.

Scorecards: 144-143, 146-143, 146-146.

8 February 1981. Hilario Zapata w rtd 13 (15) Joey Olivo

Venue: New City Gym, Panama City, Panama. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lorenzo Fortunato.

24 April 1981. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Rudy Crawford

Venue: Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

Scorecards: 147-137, 148-137, 149-136.

15 August 1981. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 German Torres

Venue: New City Gym, Panama City, Panama. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Tony Perez.

Scorecards: 148-137, 146-137, 148-137.

6 November 1981. Hilario Zapata w rsc 10 (15) Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh

Venue: Suranaree Army Stadium, Korat, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

6 February 1982. Amado Ursua w co 2 (15) Hilario Zapata

Venue: New City Gym, Panama City, Panama. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Ismael Quinones-Falu.

13 April 1982. Tadashi Tomori w pts 15 Amado Ursua

Venue: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Ortega.

Scorecards: 145-142, 148-145, 145-145.

20 July 1982. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Tadashi Tomori

Venue: Ishiwaki Arena, Kanazawa, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Steve Crosson.

Scorecards: 144-143, 144-141, 144-143.

18 September 1982. Hilario Zapata w pts 15 Jung-Koo Chang

Venue: The Gym, Chonju, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Davy Pearl.

Scorecards: 147-144, 145-148, 144-142.

30 November 1982. Hilario Zapata w rsc 8 (15) Tadashi Tomori

Venue: Kuramae Arena, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Ray Solis.

26 March 1983. Jung-Koo Chang w rsc 3 (12) Hilario Zapata

Venue: Chungmu Gym, Taejon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Ortega.

11 June 1983. Jung-Koo Chang w rsc 2 (12) Masaharu Inami

Venue: Kyungbok, Taegu, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Marty Denkin.

10 September 1983. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 German Torres

Venue: Chungmu Gym, Taejon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Davy Pearl.

Scorecards: 119-110, 118-111, 118-108.

31 March 1984. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 Sot Chitalada

Venue: Kudok Stadium, Pusan, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Ortega.

Scorecards: 119-112, 115-113, 116-112.

18 August 1984. Jung-Koo Chang w rsc 9 (12) Katsuo Tokashiki

Venue: The Gym, Pohang, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Steve Crosson.

15 December 1984. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 Tadashi Kuramochi

Venue: The Gym, Pusan, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Hilario Nadayag.

Scorecards: 120-105, 120-103, 120-109. 

27 April 1985. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 German Torres

Venue: Hyundai Gym, Ulsan, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Arthur Mercante.

Scorecards: 114-114, 115-114, 116-114.

4 August 1985. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 Francisco Montiel

Venue: Munhwa Stadium, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Chuck Hassett.

Scorecards: 117-113, 116-113, 114-113.

10 November 1985. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 Jorge Cano

Venue: Chungmu Gym, Taejon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Ortega.

Scorecards: 116-112, 116-111, 119-112.

13 April 1986. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 German Torres

Venue: The Arena, Kwangju, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Tony Perez.

Scorecards: 118-113, 117-112, 118-110.

13 September 1986. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 Francisco Montiel

Venue: Chungmu Gym, Taejon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Richard Steele.

Scorecards: 119-110, 118-111, 116-113.

14 December 1986. Jung-Koo Chang w rsc 5 (12) Hideyuki Ohashi

Venue: Sunin University Gym, Inchon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Henry Elesperu.

19 April 1987. Jung-Koo Chang w co 6 (12) Efren Pinto

Venue: Sunin University Gym, Inchon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: James Jen-Kin.

28 June 1987. Jung-Koo Chang w rsc 10 (12) Agustin Garcia

Venue: Sunin University Gym, Inchon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

13 December 1987. Jung-Koo Chang w pts 12 Isidro Perez

Venue: Chungmu Gym, Taejon, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

Scorecards: 117-113, 115-113, 114-113. 

27 June 1988. Jung-Koo Chang w rsc 8 Hideyuki Ohashi

Venue: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

9 December 1989. Humberto Gonzalez w pts 12 Jung-Koo Chang

Venue: Indoor Gym, Taegu, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

Scorecards: 119-109, 118-110, 118-111.

24 March 1990. Humberto Gonzalez w co 3 Francisco Tejedor

Venue: National Arena, Mexico City, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

4 June 1990. Humberto Gonzalez w rsc 3 Luis Monzote

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: James Jen-Kin.

23 July 1990. Humberto Gonzalez w rsc 5 Jung-Keun Lim

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Ortega.

25 August 1990. Humberto Gonzalez w co 9 Jorge Rivera

Venue: The Bullring, Cancun, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jose Medina.

19 December 1990. Rolando Pascua w co 6 Humberto Gonzalez

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Marty Sammons.

25 March 1991. Melchor Cob Castro w rsc 10 Rolando Pascua

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

3 June 1991. Humberto Gonzalez w pts 12 Melchor Cob Castro

Recognition: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Richard Steele.

Scorecards: 116-112, 116-112, 116-113. 

27 January 1992. Humberto Gonzalez w pts 12 Domingo Sosa

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Dave Nelson.

Scorecards: 115-107, 115-109, 114-109.

7 June 1992. Humberto Gonzalez w rsc 12 Kwang-Sun Kim

Venue: Olympic Fencing Gym, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Toby Gibson.

14 September 1992. Humberto Gonzalez w rsc 2 Napa Kiatwanchai

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Vince Delgado.

7 December 1992. Humberto Gonzalez w pts 12 Melchor Cob Castro

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Rudy Jordan.

Scorecards: 117-112, 115-113, 117-111.

13 March 1993. Michael Carbajal w co 7 Humberto Gonzalez

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Mills Lane.

17 July 1993. Michael Carbajal w rsc 7 Kwang-Sun Kim

Venue: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Richard Steele.

30 October 1993. Michael Carbajal w rsc 5 Domingo Sosa

Venue: American West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Bobby Ferrara.

19 February 1994. Humberto Gonzalez w pts 12 Michael Carbajal

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lou Filippo.

Scorecards: 117-112, 115-113, 114-116. 

10 September 1994. Humberto Gonzalez w rsc 7 Juan Domingo Cordoba

Venue: Caesar’s Palace, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Mills Lane.

12 November 1994. Humberto Gonzalez w pts 12 Michael Carbajal

Venue: City Bullring, Mexico City, Mexico. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Larry O’Connell.

Scorecards: 117-114, 116-113, 114-114.

31 March 1995. Humberto Gonzalez w co 5 Jesus Zuniga

Venue: Arrowhead Pond Arena, Anaheim, California, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Robert Byrd.

15 July 1995. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 7 Humberto Gonzalez

Venue: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. Recognition: IBF/WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lou Filippo.

12 November 1995. Saman Sorjaturong w co 4 Yuichi Hosono

Venue: Main Stadium, Ratchaburi, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Tony Perez.

24 February 1996. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 4 Antonio Perez

Venue: Municipal Stadium, Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Malcolm Bulner.

27 April 1996. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 7 Jomo Gamboa

Venue: Regional Stadium, Maha Sarakam, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Vince Delgado.

 

10 August 1996. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 9 Shiro Yahiro

Venue: Football Stadium, Phitsanulok, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lupe Garcia.

19 October 1996. Saman Sorjaturong w co 2 Alli Galvez

Venue: Bangplee Regional Stadium, Samat Prakan, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Carlos Padilla.

15 December 1996. Saman Sorjaturong w pts 12 Manuel Jesus Herrera

Venue: Provincial Stadium, Changrai, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: James Jen-Kin.

Scorecards: 116-112, 114-113, 115-113.

13 April 1997. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 7 Julio Coronel

Venue: Provincial Stadium, Chaiyaphum, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Frank Cappuccino.

31 May 1997. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 4 Mzukisi Marali

Venue: Provincial Stadium, Petchaboon, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jose Medina.

8 March 1998. Saman Sorjaturong w rsc 4 Shiro Yahiro

Venue: The Arena, Yokohama, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lou Halpern.

26 November 1998. Saman Sorjaturong w pts 12 Ladislao Vazquez

Venue: Muang Thong Thani Sports Complex, Bangkok, Thailand. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: David Chung.

Scorecards: 114-112, 114-112, 115-113.

17 October 1999. Yo-Sam Choi w pts 12 Saman Sorjaturong

Venue: Olympic Gymnastic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jose Medina.

Scorecards: 116-111, 116-110, 116-108. 

17 June 2000. Yo-Sam Choi w co 5 Chart Kiatpetch

Venue: Olympic Gymnastic Gym, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Malcolm Bulner.

30 January 2001. Yo-Sam Choi w co 7 Saman Sorjaturong

Venue: Central City Millennium Hall, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lupe Garcia.

23 February 2002. Yo-Sam Choi w rsc 10 Shingo Yamaguchi

Venue: Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Chiba, Japan. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Bruce McTavish.

6 July 2002. Jorge Arce w rsc 6 Yo-Sam Choi

Venue: Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Larry O’Connell.

16 November 2002. Jorge Arce w rsc 3 Agustin Luna

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Vic Drakulich.

22 February 2003. Jorge Arce w co 1 Ernesto Castro

Venue: City Bullring, Mexico City, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Gelasio Perez.

3 May 2003. Jorge Arce w tdec 6 Melchor Cob Castro

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Joe Cortez.

Scorecards: 59-55, 58-56, 59-55.

10 January 2004. Jorge Arce w co 2 Jomo Gamboa

Venue: Banamex Exhibition Centre, Mexico City, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Jay Nady.

24 April 2004. Jorge Arce w co 5 Melchor Cob Castro

Venue: Chiapas Fair Rooster Theatre, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Lupe Garcia.

4 September 2004. Jorge Arce w pts 12 Juanito Rubillar

Venue: The Bullring, Tijuana, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Toby Gibson.

Scorecards: 115-112, 119-108, 115-112.

18 December 2004. Jorge Arce w rsc 3 Juan Francisco Centeno

Venue: Independent University Gym, Sinaloa, Mexico. Recognition: WBC/Lineal. Referee: Guillermo Ayon.

Fight Summary: Continuing to have trouble making the weight this was thought to be the champion’s last fight in the junior flyweight division, and he went out a winner when

 

After Arce vacated the WBC title on 18 December to move up a weight division, the lineal title was next up for grabs when the top ranked Hugo Fidel Cazares lined up to defend his WBO belt against Nelson Dieppa, rated at number two.

30 September 2006. Hugo Fidel Cazares w rsc 10 Nelson Dieppa

Venue: Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Roberto Ramirez.

4 May 2007. Hugo Fidel Cazares w rsc 2 Wilfrido Valdez

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Joe Cortez.

​25 August 2007. Ivan Calderon w pts 12 Hugo Fidel Cazares

Venue: Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Jose Rivera.

Scorecards: 115-112, 115-112, 111-116.

1 December 2007. Ivan Calderon w pts 12 Juan Esquer

Venue: Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Russell Mora.

Scorecards: 115-113, 116-112, 118-110.

5 April 2008. Ivan Calderon w pts 12 Nelson Dieppa

Venue: Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Jose Rivera.

Scorecards: 120-108, 120-108, 120-108.

30 August 2008. Ivan Calderon w tdec 7 Hugo Fidel Cazares

Venue: Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Luis Pabon.

Scorecards: 68-65, 68-65, 67-66.

13 June 2009. Ivan Calderon tdraw 6 Rodel Mayol

Venue: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Benjy Esteves Jnr.

Scorecards: 58-56, 57-57, 56-58.

12 September 2009. Ivan Calderon w tdec 7 Rodel Mayol

Venue: Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Luis Pabon.

Scorecards: 68-65, 68-65, 65-68.

12 June 2010. Ivan Calderon w pts 12 Jesus Iribe

Venue: MSG Theatre, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Benjy Esteves Jnr.

Scorecards: 116-111, 118-109, 118-109.

28 August 2010. Giovani Segura w co 8 Ivan Calderon

Venue: Mario Morales Coliseum, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Recognition: WBA/WBO/Lineal. Referee: Jose Rivera.

2 April 2011. Giovani Segura w co 3 Ivan Calderon

Venue: State Auditorium, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Samuel Viruet.

 

A few days later, on 5 April, Segura relinquished the WBO and lineal titles to fight among the flyweight. Following that, when the top ranked Donnie Nietes was signed up to defend his WBO title against Moises Fuentes, rated at number three, the lineal title would have been involved. 

 

10 May 2014. Donnie Nietes w rsc 9 Moises Fuentes

Venue: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Robert Byrd.

15 November 2014. Donnie Nietes w rtd 7 Carlos Velarde

Venue: Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Cebu City, Philippines. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Robert Byrd.

28 March 2015. Donnie Nietes w rtd 9 Gilberto Parra

Venue: Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Jack Reiss.

11 July 2015. Donnie Nietes w pts 12 Francisco Rodriguez Jnr

Venue: Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Russell Mora.

Scorecards: 119-109, 115-113, 118-110.

17 October 2015. Donnie Nietes w pts 12 Juan Alejo

Venue: StubHub Centre, Carson, California, USA. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Raul Caiz Jnr.

Scorecards: 120-108, 119-109, 119-109.

28 May 2016. Donnie Nietes w rtd 5 Raul Garcia

Venue: St La Salle University Coliseum, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Recognition: WBO/Lineal. Referee: Celestino Ruiz.

 

Nietes relinquished WBO and lineal title on 3 August, having decided to move up among the flyweights after explaining that he would not be making 108lbs again. When the IBF’s Milan Melindo (107½) took on the WBA’s Ryoichi Taguchi (107¾) in a unification bout, the lineal title was also on the line.

31 December 2017. Ryoichi Taguchi w pts 12 Milan Melindo

Venue: Ota-City General Gym, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: IBF/WBA/Lineal. Referee: Mark Nelson.

Scorecards: 117-111, 117-111, 116-112.

20 May 2018. Hekkie Budler w pts 12 Ryoichi Taguchi

Venue: Ota-City General Gym, Tokyo, Japan. Recognition: IBF/WBA/Lineal. Referee: Sam Williams.

Scorecards: 114-113, 114-113, 113-114.

31 December 2018. Hiroto Kyoguchi w rtd 10 Hekkie Budler

Venue: Wynn Palace, Cotai, Macao, SAR China. Recognition: WBA/Lineal. Referee: Mark Calo-oy.

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