Boxing News At Five | May 02 2018

Boxing News at Five: Menayothin matches Mayweather, Watkins and Okolie hook up

Wanheng Menayothin is officially TBE, Luke Watkins and Lawrence Okolie are set to meet on June 6, and Sheffield is the place to watch 'Lennady Golovkin' vs. 'Saul Alvewez'
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MOVE over Mayweather and Marciano. Today belongs to Thailand’s Chayaphon Moonsri, also known as Wanheng Menayothin or Kaiyanghada, who beat Leroy Estrada inside five rounds to successfully retain his WBC minimumweight title and, in doing so, take his professional record to 50-0 (18).

That means, statistically at least, he is now better than Rocky Marciano (49-0) and the equal of Floyd Mayweather (50-0). It could be argued, in fact, he has surpassed Mayweather on account of Leroy Estrada, unlike Conor McGregor (Mayweather’s number 50), actually being a trained professional boxer.

Menayothin, 32, won his WBC minimumweight title back in 2014, when stopping Oswaldo Novoa in nine rounds, and completed nine successful defences with his win over Estrada. He is, however, rated second to his countryman and WBA champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong, also known as Knockout CP Freshmart, in the pecking order at 105 pounds.

 

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