WBC Minimumweight Champion Wanheng Menayothin secured the ninth defense of his title, his 18th knockout win, and his 50th victory overall this morning with a drubbing of #1 contender and BoxRec #4 Leroy Estrada.
Menayothin (50-0, 18 KO) sent Estrada (16-3, 6 KO) to the canvas five times in five rounds, ultimately forcing the ref into action with a nasty right uppercut. Despite being nearly a decade older than Estrada, Menayothin overpowered him and snapped a seven-fight knockout drought.
You can watch the whole fight here.
Menayothin now needs just 39 more wins to match Julio Cesar Chavez’s record, although I suppose him matching Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 is a bigger deal for some reason. In any event, it’s worth keeping an eye on where he goes from here. He’s never fought outside of Thailand, which limits his options, but hopefully he’ll pursue a unification bout sometime in the near future.