Bantamweight 28 3 (12 KOs)
Last Year s Ranking: 12
Status Report: Hasegawa remains a world class performer, but drops several rungs based on his surprisingly poor showing against Fernando Montiel (KO by 4). Sure Montiel can crack, but we expected more from this guy. In his only other appearances of the period, Hasegawa beat Alvara Perez (KO 4) and outpointed Juan Carlos Burgos for a featherweight strap.
Future: We re doubtful Hasegawa can be as effective at 126 as he was at 118. That s a lot of weight, relatively speaking, for a guy the size of a one of Nicolai Valuev s skin tags.