Wanheng Menayothin To Go For 51-0 Record At The End Of August

Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 record could soon be broken at the end of the month.

Wanheng Menayothin, the current WBC minimumweight world champion, will defend his title against Pedro Taduran on August 28 in Menayothin’s native country of Thailand. Menayothin currently has a 50-0 pro record, meaning that a win over Taduran would put him one win above Mayweather’s record.

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Menayothin started his career in 2007, winning the WBC Youth World minimumweight title in just his third pro fight. The 32-year-old Menayothin won the WBC’s world title in boxing’s lowest weight class back in 2014 when he defeated Oswaldo Novoa. Menayothin has successfully defended his world title nine times. Menayothin reached the coveted 50-0 record back in May when he defeated Leroy Estrada with a fifth-round knockout to retain his title in Thailand. 

Taduran, the No. 14 minimumweight in the WBC rankings, sports a 12-1 record with nine knockout wins. A pro since 2015, Taduran is the current Philippines national champion and on a six-fight win streak, knocking out Jerry Tomogdan, who had actually fought Menayothin in 2015 and got knocked out, in the fifth round of their bout to win the national title.

Menayothin has been one of the most successful boxers in history in terms of simple win-loss records. Menayothin has a chance to break a tie with Mayweather’s 50-0 record with the fight against Taduran which ironically enough, takes place one day before the one-year anniversary of Mayweather defeating two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor to retire at 50-0.

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