Golden Boy Promotions Signs Wanheng Menayothin, Mihai Nistor

Golden Boy Promotions has signed WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin to a promotional deal.

The signing gives the company arguably the 105-pound division’s top fighter and gives him a chance to have his first pro bout in the United States. Menayothin, whose real name is Chayaphon Moonsri, not only sports one of the longest active world title reigns, but also the longest active win streak with 53 ever since making his pro debut back in 2017.

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In August 2018, Menayothin defeated Pedro Taduran by unanimous decision to win his 51st consecutive fight, breaking a tie with the 50-0 Floyd Mayweather Jr. who retired in 2017. The 33-year-old Menayothin has held the WBC title since 2014 and made 11 successful defenses. His most recent fight took place on May 31 when he defeated Tatsuya Fukuhara by unanimous decision in a title rematch of their November 2017 fight that also saw Menayothin win by unanimous decision.

The company also announced the signing of Romanian heavyweight Mihai Nistor. The 28-year-old Nistor’s amateur career is perhaps best highlighted by a win over former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua during the 39th European Amateur Boxing Championships in 2011.

Nistor also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in the super heavyweight division. During his impressive amateur career, he has faced the likes of Joshua, Filip Hrgovic, Tony Yoka, Guido Vianello, Zhang Zhilei and more. No date was announced for Nistor’s professional debut.

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