Menayothi Set To Defend: Gets Closer to Mayweather, Marciano

By Carlos Costa

Undefeated Thai WBC 105-pounder World Champion Chayaphon Moonsri (also known as Wanheng Menayothi) is set to make the 7th defense of his world title against WBC silver champ and former defector "The Lionman" Omari Kimweri (16-3, 6 KO's) of Australia by way of Tanzania on Saturday June 3 in Southern Thailand.  

Both fighters easily made 105 lbs during the official weigh-in and their third  man in the ring will be top referee Mr. Bruce McTavish.

Moonsri's last title defense was a win by points over Filipino tough puncher Melvin Jerusalem (11-1, 7 KO's) last January in Thailand.


Meanwhile, the challenger "Lion man" Kimweri, 34, earned the right to face Moonsri after narrowly outpointing Filipino former world titlist Randy Petalcorin (26-2-1, 19 KO's) in April of last year in Melbourne.

A victory for the 31 year-old Chayaphon Moonsri (46-0, 17 KO's) will inch him closer to tie the perfect 49-0 world record for unbeaten world champions held by ring legends Floyd Mayweather Jr (49-0, 26 KO's) and Rocky Marciano (49-0, 43 KO's).

Marciano set his record in 1955, while Mayweather did it in 2015.

Recently, 4-division world champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO's) was getting close to tying the awesome record, but did not make it.  

Will the rather unknown world champion Moonsri of Thailand be able to one day tie the historic Mayweather and Marciano record?   A win today will get him really near.

Who to fight next?   The victor of the Moonsri and Kimweri clash is ordered by the WBC to battle southpaw speedster WBC Latino Champion Leroy "El Sensasional" Estrada (16-2, 6 KO's) of La Chorrera, Panama.   Estrada is WBC # 1.

Saturday's action card in Thailand will  also feature promising undefeated 19-year-old Australian bantamweight Brock Jarvin (7-0, 6 KO's) as Hall-of-Famer boxing royalty Jeff Fenech will be in attendance.

The Moonsri vs Kimweri WBC title fight will be broadcast live in the Kingdom of Thailand on Thai Channel 7.   Many internet sites offer this channel's live stream.     The live telecast begins at exactly @ 4 PM Thailand time (GMT + 7)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FinitoxDinamita on 01-08-2018

How many HOF opponents does rat eating Moonsri have on that record. Nobody gives a sht about no 49-0 just like Chavez 75-0 against tomato can dont mean anything. And Chavez didnt retire undefeated so his name needs to stop…

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-08-2018

with the bum himself and all the bums he's fought..he's been automatically disqualified

Comment by giacomino on 06-03-2017

The comparisons are silly. This guy has built a record on opponents who are bad even by lame minimum weight standards. He could easily win another 20 fights against lame opposition and retire undefeated but nobody with a brain would…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 06-03-2017

I think 49-0 was mostly media driven. Mayweather helped pushed the narrative but I think it was in response to the media hyping up Marciano's record.

Comment by tokyos on 06-03-2017

The media loves to advertise 49-0 as the record held by Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather, but Ricardo Finito Lopez retired at 51-0-1. As other posters mentioned, Chavez also surpassed it, although he did not retire undefeated. Many other fighters…

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