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Just one year after he decided to turn pro, former Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga entered the IBF (International Boxing Federation) latest world ranking at 105 pounds / minimumweight divsion. Barriga who outclassed Joel Taduran to earn 10 round unanimous decision in Sablayan Mindoro on July 22 finds his name at the 14th position.
24 year-old Barriga, who is under Jason Soong Boxing Promotions has an unblemished record of 6 wins with 1 knockout. He competes as a light-flyweight as an amateur, Barriga represented Philippines at the 2012 London Olympics, reaching the round of 16 as a light-flyweight.
IBF world minimumweight title is currently held by Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0,6) of Japan. He won the title with 12 round unanimous decision over Mexican Jose Argumedo on July 23 in Tokyo Japan.