(Juan Carlos Reveco - Donnie Nietes - Komgrich Nantapech)
Last May 2017 IBF Flyweight world champ Donnie Nietes has been ordered by IBF to defend his title with a mandatory challenger on or before October 29, 2017.
The number 1 and number 2 slots are vacant in IBF's latest ranking, rated number 3 Komgrich Nantapech (22-4,15) of Thailand and rated number 3 Juan Carlos Reveco (38-3,19) of Argentina the two highest rated boxers will face each other for the number 1 spot and get a chance to challenge the reigning IBF champion Donnie Nietes (40-1-4,22)
Reveco of Mendoza Argentina is a former two division world champion , he held WBA World light flyweight title and WBA Flyweight world title. His reign was stopped by current WBA champ Kazuto Ioka of Japan
Nantapech a.ka. Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking will try to bounce back from his loss to Nietes for IBF title last April. The fight was competitive and Nantapech gave a hard fight to Nietes so he retains his high ranking in IBF.
Nantapech and Reveco are now set to face each other in a title eliminator on August 18 in Mendoza Argentina. The fight will decide the mandatory challenger of Nietes' IBF title.