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Undefeated Thai Boxer Is Just A Win Away From Equaling Mayweather’s Record

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A tiny Thai boxer dubbed the ‘dwarf giant’ is one win away from matching Floyd Mayweather’s illustrious 50-0 record.

Wanheng Menayothin

Wanheng Menayothin

 

Unsung outside the boxing world, a Thai fighter nicknamed the “dwarf giant” is quietly closing in on Floyd Mayweather’s undefeated 50-fight record and with it an unlikely place among the sport’s greats.

At 1.57m and weighing just 47.6kg, minimum-weight Wanheng Menayothin is shorter, leaner and significantly less wealthy than “Money” Mayweather, the brash American who was teased from retirement last year by a US$100 million purse to fight MMA star Conor McGregor.

But this spring Wanheng could tie Mayweather’s 50-0 record and enter boxing lore.

His 50th bout in April or May is set to be against Panama’s Leroy Estrada in Thailand, a low-key affair that will be followed by fans and boxing enthusiasts, but not the global audience drawn to the cross-discipline spectacle between Mayweather and McGregor.

The milestone is generating boxing buzz in a country that is better known for Muay Thai, the kingdom’s boxing-style martial art that also allows kicking, kneeing and elbows to the head.

Akoh Is the Head Of Content & Editor-In-Chief At The Poise Nigeria, Lover Of Good Music And Manchester United Fan

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