Wanheng Menayothin Stops Novoa For WBC Crown

By Miguel Rivera

Chonburi (Southeast of Bangkok), Thailand - Wanheng Menayothin (36-0, 12 KOs) captured the WBC minimumweight championship with a stoppage of Oswaldo “Gallito” Novoa (14-5-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico, after the defending champion was unable to come out for the tenth round of action.

It was a tough, grueling fight that both boxers fought in close quarters. After eight rounds of action, the WBC's official scoring showed a draw on one card with a 76-76 tally and two cards, 75-77 and 73-79, in favor of Menayothin.

During the ninth round, an overhand right hurt Novoa and nearly sent him down. There was some who felt the champion never recovered from the punches he took in that round and others who believe he was too physically exhausted to continue between the pace and the weather.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 11-06-2014

saw Novoa 2x on MX tv, very average...2 close scores & 1 w/ a 6 round spread...I need 2c who the 3rd judge was...hard 4 any foreigner 2 go 1 Thailand & fight in the oppressive heat, often fights staged…

Comment by Hougigo on 11-06-2014

Everyone at 105 bows down to Rodriguez Jnr. Laughed pretty hard when they kept trying to play Hekkie up as the best. Same people who said Murray is the Mayweather of the MW division.... -_-

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