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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

Vic Saludar snatches Yamanaka’s WBO 105-pound title in Japan

Jul 13, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The pride of South Cotabato outpoints his Japanese foe to clinch the WBO minimum weight belt

UNANIMOUS WIN. Japanese Ryuya Yamanaka (right) relinquishes his title to Filipino challenger Vic Saluda in Japan. Photo by AFP

Undefeated Thai 'dwarf giant' one win from Mayweather record

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Wanheng Menayothin, aka Dwarf Giant, eyes equalling Mayweather's 50-0 record and enter boxing lore in April or May

DWARF GIANT. This photo taken on January 31, 2018 shows the current World Boxing Council (WBC) mini-flyweight champion, Wanheng Menayothin, punching a bag during a training session in Bangkok.  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP