Menayothin, Odaira confident ahead of March 3 WBC title bout

The World Boxing Council minimumweight champion, Thai Wanheng Menayothin (40-0, 15) and Japanese contender Go Odaira (12-4-3, 1) went face to face prior to their March 3rd clash in Chonburi, Thailand.

Both fighters were calm, collected respectful and promised a great fight.

Odaira, former Japanese national champion, commented: “This is a superb challenge and commitment for me. Wanheng is a great and resilient champion. I came here with the intention of taking the WBC belt home with me.”

“I’ll give you a great fight, I will also try to knock out my rival. Even though I don’t know too much about him I have been told he’s dangerous. But let me assure you that the title will remain in Thailand,” commented the WBC world champion.

Wanheng Menayothin conquered the crown knocking out Mexican Osvaldo “Gallito” Novoa. He has defended his crown three different times against Jeffrey Galero, Jerry Tomgdan and Young Bae Gil.