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Weekly boxing results round up – September 4

How Wanheng Menayothin beat Mayweather's record. Eric Armit rounds up the boxing results from across the world this week
Wanheng Menayothin boxing results

August 29


Nakhon Sawan: Minimumweight: Wanheng (51-0) W PTS 12 Pedro Taduran (12-2). Wanheng Meenayothin gets another win to put him in a position to beat Floyd Mayweather’s record but unsung Filipino Taduran makes his fight hard for three minutes of every round. Southpaw Taduran made a quick start over the first two rounds coming forward behind his jab and letting go with hooks. Wanheng blocked or dodged the punches and landed fast accurate counters with a right wobbling Taduran’s legs in both rounds. Undismayed Taduran kept ploughing forward forcing Wanheng to work hard in the exchanges of a fast-pace contest. The Filipino paid for his aggression with a stream of straight right counters from Wanheng in the third but he kept coming. He scored with hooks and uppercuts of his own but was rocked by another right in the fourth. After four rounds the scores were 40-36 twice and 39-37 for the champion. Taduran’s punch output in the fifth was tremendous but Wanheng was boxing beautifully moving around changing angles and hitting the target every time. Taduran continued his attacks through the sixth forcing Wanheng to fight hard for the whole three minutes with Taduran scoring with a series of head punches. In the seventh Wanheng landed a straight right that set Taduran back on his heels but soon he was pumping out the punches again. Taduran’s attacks slowed in the eighth and he also lost a point for a low punch as Wanheng was able to box on the outside for a change. After eight the scores were 78-74 twice for Wanheng and 79-74. Taduran had never been in a fight which went past the eighth round so this was new territory for him. He was just swinging wildly now and Wanheng nailed him with straight rights in the ninth. Wanheng took the tenth with those rights constantly getting though and it looked as though he was finally breaking down the resistance of the young Filipino. Taduran put in a big effort in the eleventh but lost another point for a low punch. Wanheng wrapped things up in the last with piercing jabs and searing combinations with Taduran ploughing forward throwing punches to the end. Scores 118-110, 117-110 and 115-112. Wanheng gets win No 51but he had to fight hard all the way in an entertaining fight. He now has one more win than Floyd Mayweather Jr but that only becomes significant if he now retires or has some more fights and wins them all. The aim is to have the highest 100% record in a career and if he boxes on and draws or loses a fight then Mayweather remains the record holder. The 21-year-old Taduran, the Philippines champion, proved a real handful and his all-out attacking style made for an action filled fight.