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Menayothin Goes For 51-0 on August 28, May Pass Mayweather

World Boxing Council minimumweight champion, Thai Wanheng Menayothin (50-0, 18 KOs) will return to the ring on August 28, to make the tenth defense of his title, determined to improve his record to 51-0.

In victory, he would surpass the 50-0 record of five division world champion Floyd Mayweather, who retired from boxing last August after knocking out Conor McGregor in ten rounds.

His rival will be tough Filipino Pedro Taduran, who has a record of 12 wins with 9 knockouts and one defeat. Taduran, is ranked No. 14 in the World Boxing Council rankings. He`s the Philippine National Champion.
 
The fight will be in Nakhon Sawan province, Thailand. 
 
Menayothin, who had more than 200 amateur matches,  has a long history with the WBC. He won the youth minimumweight belt in March 2007, successfully defending eight times, then won the WBC international title in December 2009, achieving 12 successful defenses. On November 6, 2014, he won the world minimumweight crown by knocking out Mexican Osvaldo "Gallito" Novoa.

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IN OTHER NEWS: The USA Boxing Alumni Association has announced its second class to be inducted into its Hall of Fame, December 7, at the Radisson Hotel (215 S. Temple St.) in Salk Lake City, Utah.
 
The reception is being held in conjunction with the 2018 USA Boxing Elite and Youth National Championships and Junior and Prep Open, Dec. 2-8, also held in Salt Lake City.
 
The Class of 2018 includes U.S. Olympic Team medalists and world (professional) champions Roy Jones, Jr., Andre Ward and Claressa Shields, as well as former USA Boxing National Director of Coaching Emanuel Steward and veteran USA Boxing official Tom Cleary.  The latter two will be posthumously inducted.
 
This year's inductees were selected amongst a group of 17 nominees by the hundreds of registered USA Boxing Alumni Association members during the months of June and July.
 
"USA Boxing Alumni Association is extremely excited to honor this year's Hall of Fame class, as each inductee represents everything good that amateur boxing has to offer," said Chris Cugliari, USA Boxing Alumni Association Executive Director. "Last year's class contributed to a fantastic inaugural Hall of Fame reception and we're looking forward to recognizing this year's class with an even better event."
 
Created to champion a lifelong, mutually beneficial relations between USA Boxing and its alumni, --boxers, officials, coaches and boxing fans -- The Alumni Association connects generations of champions, inspiring and giving back to USA Boxing's future boxing champions, in and out of the ring.
 
The charter class inducted last year included Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield, in addition to veteran coaches Roosevelt Sanders and Tom Coulter.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 08-09-2018

What can you say? The man is an all-time great.

Comment by elfag on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=Leonbus2;19002652]Definitely an impressive resume, but it looks a lot better than than it actually is. I think the main reason people dismiss a lot of these victories is because of the way Floyd won most of these fights. He was…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=chrisJS;19008360]Sure, but you made it sound like he dominated the re-match? He got a WBC assisted gift. If it's all about what the history books say why did you feel the need to point out Chavez' poor preparation for the…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=Luilun;19008313]Try reading you find things out. You bring up fights when guy is shot it’s like someone bringing up Leon Spinks beat Ali or that Cab driver from Mexico beating Pernell Whitaker when he was old . People like you…

Comment by chrisJS on 08-09-2018

[QUOTE=Luilun;19008317]Doesn’t count he won the history books say Chavez won 2 of 3 fights[/QUOTE] Sure, but you made it sound like he dominated the re-match? He got a WBC assisted gift. If it's all about what the history books say…

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