Thai Wanheng Menayothin lost by unanimous decision against Panya pradabsri this Friday, and with it he also lost the world minimumweight championship of the CMB, also lost his undefeated record, which was 54-0, with 18 knockouts with which he played a record against Floyd Mayweather jr.
Menayothin He had been the world’s minimum weight champion for just over 6 years. CMB, a belt from which he made 12 successful defenses, until losing it this Friday by unanimous decision. All three judges saw him lose with cards of 115-113.
Panya Pradabari def. Wanheng Menayothin by UD (115-113 3x) to become the new WBC Minimumweight champion ending Wanheng’s 54-fight unbeatable streak !! ?? pic.twitter.com/Sj09ockfov
– Tahj R. ? (@BoxingJournaIs) November 27, 2020
Last June, the Thai legend had decided to retire with his record at 54-0. However, he returned to boxing, only to suffer his first loss.
Apparently that return to boxing was requested by his promoter, to face another fighter from the same promoter.
Wanheng Menayothin wanted to hang up his gloves, his promoter “forced” him to return, put him to defend the WBC World Cup at minimum weight against a teammate … and in a fight with many irregularities Petchmanee CP Freshmart is the winner by Unanimous Decision pic.twitter.com/ggXfzCnRhg
– JuliusJulianis (@julianisjulius) November 27, 2020
Also, there were signs of strange evolutions within the score that was carried in the fight.
“The judges was a serious problem. How can a judge be 38.38, and then suddenly 77-75 in favor of Pradabsri when Wanheng he clearly won at least two rounds between the 5th and the 8th (probably three). Horrible, horrible ”, he tweeted Boxing Addiction.
The judging was a major issue. How did one judge have 38-38, then all of a sudden 77-75 Pradabsri when Wanheng clearly won at least 2 rounds between 5-8 (arguably 3). Horrible, horrible stuff all around.
– Ryan (@BoxingAddiction) November 27, 2020
What Mayweather thought about Menayothin
With the defeat of Menayothin, Mayweather he remains the only fighter who with more than 50 fights, had only victories in his history. That is, he had no ties.
A few weeks ago, Mayweather had given his opinion on the record of Menayothin.
“I’m 50-0 for a reason,” he said. Mayweather to the program Club Shay Shay. “Right now there is a fighter in Asia who is 54-0 and they say he is the new best fighter in history, because he is about to retire. Are you talking about that fighter who has had only one fight against a world champion? Are you 54-0 and have only beaten one world champion? Do you want to call that the best in history? Ok, they are all comedians. “