n Friday, in Chonburi, Thailand, WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin a/k/a Chayaphon Moonsri (52-0, 18 KOs) will defend his crown in a rematch against former Japanese champion Tatsuya Fukuhara (21-6-6, 7). knockouts). Menayothin is a footnote in boxing history as he goes for 53-0, a mark that surpasses the unbeaten careers of Floyd Mayweatherand Rocky Marciano. However, Menayothin has faced nowhere near the toughest level of opposition, and seems content to cherry pick easy challengers and satisfying his mandatory defenses. At the WBC’s seven-day weigh-in, Menayothin was 107.8 pounds while Fukuhara was basically on weight, coming in at 105.1. For Menayothin, the clash will be the eleventh defense of the minimum title he won in November 2014, when he defeated former Mexican champion Oswaldo Novoa. The WBC reports that Fukuhara’s 2017 loss to Menayothin was highly competitive. Since that loss, Fukuhara has two soft wins.
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