Wanheng Menayothin, Tatsuya Fukuhara Make Weight For WBC Minimumweight Title Bout

There are no issues on the scales for the upcoming WBC minimumweight world title fight between Wanheng Menayothin and Tatsuya Fukuhara.

Both fighters came in at either the 105-pound limit or near the limit, clearing the final hurdle so they can compete for the WBC title in Thailand. Below are the official weights for WBC minimumweight world title bout taking place on May 31:

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  • Wanheng Menayothin (champion): 104.8 lbs
  • Tatsuya Fukuhara: 105 lbs

The two boxers previously fought in 2017 with Menayothin coming out on top with a unanimous decision victory. The rematch against Fukuhara will be Menayothin's 11th world title defense and a win would improve his record to 53-0. 

Menayothin is the sport’s only active boxer to have won more than 50 consecutive fights. Menayothin is also one of boxing’s longest reigning champions, having held the WBC world title since 2014. Menayothin surpassed Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 record last year when he defeated Pedro Taduran, also in Thailand. 

Fukuhara, a former world champion at 105 points, previously held the WBO title but lost the belt to Ryuya Yamanaka in the summer of 2017, ending Fukuhara’s reign without a single successful title defense. The loss to Menayothin was Fukuhara’s second consecutive loss, but has since then bounced back with two straight victories in 2018.

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