The World Boxing Council minimumweight champion, Thai Wanheng Menayothin, will defend his crown against the dangerous Panamanian number one ranked and mandatory challenger, Leroy Estrada, on May 2nd in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
Wanheng defends the Green and Gold Belt for the eighth time on the night.
Last November, he defeated Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara by UD. On the other hand Estrada (16-2-0, 6 KO’S), comes from defeating the boxing maestro Mexican Saul “Baby” Juarez in an eliminatory bout.
Meenayothin has a record of 49-0, with 17 knockouts, so if he wins he would equal Floyd Mayweather Jr (50-0).
The champion is fully aware that achieving his 50th victory would be an historic event for him and for Thailand.
In other news, Jermell Charlo will defend his super-welterweight belt against former world ruler Austin Trout on June 9.
The fight will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and sees Charlo put his WBC title on the line for the third time.
Former WBC super featherweight champion and TELMEX-TELCEL grantee Francisco Vargas fights Rod Salka in a ten round super featherweight in Indio, California, this Thursday.
Having lost the Green and Gold Belt to Miguel “Alacran” Berchelt, Bandido is in full return campaign mode.
So no margins of error or slip ups against Salka as he’s seeking a rematch pdq and asap.
Francisco arrives at this fight with a record of 24-1-2, with 17 knockouts.