Currently top 10 professional fighters from South America
- Brian Castano
The blocky superweight Castano currently holds the WBO moniker. On July 17, the Argentine will have a chance to become the undisputed champion at 154 pounds when he fights Jeremy Charlo on all four body belts.
- Roger Gutierrez
One of the most advanced boxers worldwide, Gutierrez is a Venezuelan of super featherweight who has won six matches in a spin. Last time in January, he upset René Alvarado, who had hit him three and a half years earlier.
- Linares Georgi
Linares, a veteran Venezuelan warrior who holds titles in Featherweight (WBC), Super Featherweight (WBA) and Lightweight (WBC and WBA), is contending for 135-pound Superstar Devin Hanei on Saturday (May 29).
- Carlos Gungura
The sharp shooting of the Southern Paw Gongora has been making waves in the super middleweight division lately. The Ecuadorean scored two victories by knockout, over Akhmedov and Christopher Pearson.
- Oscar Skendon
Experienced Escandon halted a series of three losses within the schedule by hitting Jhack Tepora in December 2019. The Colombian featherweight won in just 90 seconds.
- Oscar Rivas
Best known for stopping Bryant Jennings and pushing Dylan White hard in a losing bid (both in 2019), the Colombian Rivas switched his place as a running heavyweight contender in the inaugural WBC Bridge weight belt.
- Elder Alvarez
Another Colombian on the list, light heavyweight Alvarez Quad Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO belt in August 2018, but were defeated in the rematch six months later. Joe Smith Jenner stopped him nine months ago.
- Patrick Teixeira
Teixeira, a daring and energetic Brazilian port player, is a former WBO midfielder who scored his best victory over Carlos Adams in November 2019. He lost his title to Brian Castano in February.
- Fernando Martinez
Martinez ventured out of his native Argentina in December 2019 to face Athincosi Dumzoini on the grounds of South Africa. The visitor’s super flyweight made its mark with an impressive stopover win.
- Dodge Falcao
It was a slow and steady case of middleweight Falcao in the pro ranks. He raised his opposition in February when he faced Artur Akafov, and the Brazilian left-hander won after only four rounds.
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