Wanheng Menayothin outpoints Pedro Taduran to elevate record to 51-0
Fifty-Wan and ‘0’.
Wanheng Menayothin may be more curiosity than phenom outside of his native Thailand but he statistically passed Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s heavily-boasted unbeaten record on Wednesday with a unanimous decision over Pedro Taduran Jr.
The 32-year-old Menayothin (51-0, 18 knockouts) relied on his accurate right hand to stem the early aggression of the 21-year-old Taduran (12-2, 9 KOs), a southpaw who was fighting outside of his native Philippines for the first time.
Taduran was deducted two points for low blows, widening Menayothin’s margin on the scorecards to 118-108, 115-111 and 117-110.
Menayothin has now defended his WBC strawweight title successfully ten times since winning the belt in 2014, but has not yet registered a career-defining victory in his eleven-year career. He’s only beaten two fighters who had at one time held world titles, Oswaldo Novoa and Florante Condes.
A unification fight against compatriot Knockout CP Freshmart, holder of the WBA belt, or IBF claimant Vic Saludar would pack some substance into his glossy record.