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Thai boxer beats Pinoy, surpasses Mayweather record

Aug 30, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Wanheng Menayothin overwhelms Filipino challenger Pedro Taduran to eclipse Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 record

QUIRK. Wanheng Menayothin may have gained some buzz, but some shrug off his record as a statistical quirk. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Pinoy Taduran looks to stop 'Thai Mayweather'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:32 AM

Filipino boxer Pedro Taduran tries to foil Thai Wanheng Menayothin's bid to surpass Floyd Mayweather's 50-0 mark

GREENHORN. The 21-year-old Pedro Taduran hopes to snatch the WBC minimum weight crown of Thai veteran Wanheng Menayothin. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Thai 'dwarf giant' Wanheng equals Mayweather's 50-0 record

May 02, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The 32-year-old boxer stops Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to tie the boxing great's perfect mark

UNDEFEATED. Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (left) lands a blow against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to retain his WBC minimumweight title. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Mayweather legacy faces challenge from Thai 'dwarf giant'

May 01, 2018 - 2:12 PM

If Wanheng triumphs on Wednesday afternoon, May 2, he will equal Mayweather's feat of winning 50 successive fights

'EQUALLING FLOYD'. Unsung outside the boxing world, the Thai fighter nicknamed the "dwarf giant" is quietly closing in on Floyd Mayweather's undefeated 50 fight record. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Unheralded Thai boxer primed for Mayweather record fight

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:40 AM

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin targets a 50th win on May 2

DWARF GIANT. ‘I want to win, because it's an important fight, to equal Floyd,’ says Wanheng Menayothin, the Thai boxer nicknamed as the ‘dwarf giant.’ Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

Jason Canoy loses split-decision in South Africa

Apr 01, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Jason Canoy gets the decision on one card but loses on the other two as Mzuvukile Magwaca remains unbeaten

TOUGH STAND. Jason Canoy falls short in his challenge of unbeaten Mzuvukile Magwaca in South Africa. File photo by Ryan Songalia

Filipino boxer Jerusalem loses close decision to Thai champ Menayothin

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Bukidnon born Melvin Jerusalem gives WBC minimumweight champ Wanheng Menayothin a tough challenge but loses a decision

CLOSE CALL. Unbeaten Filipino Melvin Jerusalem came close to unseating WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin in Thailand. Photo from ALA Promotions

Filipino boxer Jerusalem to challenge Menayothin for WBC belt

Jan 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Unbeaten prospect Melvin Jerusalem will face WBC minimumweight titleholder Wanheng Menayothin on January 25 in Thailand

TITLE CHALLENGER. Melvin Jerusalem will have the odds against him when he travels to Thailand to face WBC 105-pound titleholder Wanheng Menayothin. Photo from Jerusalem's Facebook

Denver Cuello to receive title shot after Thailand tuneup

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:20 PM

Denver Cuello fights Indonesia s Boy Tanto this weekend with a shot at WBC strawweight titleholder Wanheng Menayothin to follow later this year if he wins

Denver Cuello has long been considered the best Filipino boxer of this era to not have won a world title. He'll get his shot at another title if he wins on Saturday. File Photo by EPA/STR