WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin fought and brought his record to 53-0, passing Floyd Mayweather by three wins. He scored an eight round unanimous technical decision over Tatsuya Fukuhara in Chachoengsao, Thailand.
Menayothin dominated the bout until suffering a cut over his right eye in an accidental headbutt in round eight.
The fight was stopped by Referee Bruce McTavish on the advice of the Ring Doctor. Then sent to the scorecards where Wanheng was declared the technical decision winner.
Judges scores were 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Wanheng moved to 53-0, 18 KOs and Fukuhara fell to 21-7-6, 7 KOs. They previously clashed on November 2017. Wanheng won an entertaining twelve round unanimous decision.
On June 1st in Madison Square Garden in New York, WBC female lightweight champion Delfine Persoon will defend her crown for the tenth time. She faces the talented and dangerous Olympic champion of 2012, Irish Katie Taylor.
The winner will receive the first ever WBC Women`s specially designed Bracelet.
Persoon has been a champion for five years. She knows that this defense will not be easy because of the sheer quality of Taylor. And a desire to win the prestigious World Boxing Council belt.
Accordingly the 34-year-old champion is implicitly trusting on her experience, her passion and her absolute commitment to the task at hand.
With such an important commitment, the WBC decided to present the first women’s WBC champion bracelet Pink Edition. A uniquely designed jewel, specifically created to boost the prestigious world championship.
The emblematic bracelet seeks to practically and aptly solve a problem. Since the championship belts are large and can not always be taken to all events. So this superb championship emblem can accompany them everywhere, always being literally at hand.
Persoon has just a single and solitary loss in 44 professional fights. She has reigned as champion for five years, making nine successful defenses. Some great and memorable performances.
She categorically proved she’s one of the very best fighters in the world. Yet Persoon has never fought outside of Europe. Almost all of her career has been in her native country.
But now, she takes on this difficult unification challenge against Taylor, in New York, which will define the world’s best fighter in the 135-pound division.
Meanwhile undaunted Taylor is undefeated in 13 matches. She won her first world title in just her seventh professional fight. She defeated Anahi Sánchez to win the WBA crown.
Then she beat Victoria Noelia Bustos to win the IBF title. In her last fight on March 15, she knocked out the previously unbeaten Brazilian Rose Volante, to win the WBO crown.
This fascinating and fabulous fight is organized by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. It will be broadcast by the DAZN and Combate Space app in Latin America.