Thai ‘dwarf giant’ boxer surpasses Mayweather record with 51st win

first_imgFILE – Undefeated Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin wears his WBC title belt after defeating Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to win his 50th straight victory on May 2, 2018 in Nakhon Ratchasima. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHAThai boxer Wanheng Menayothin grabbed his 51st straight victory Wednesday in a long but lop-sided bout against a fighter from the Philippines, defending his WBC title and surpassing the undefeated record of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.The 105-pound minimumweight champion, nicknamed the “dwarf giant” for his compact build and heavy hitting style, won on points after a bruising 12 rounds against Pedro Taduran in the Thai city of Nakhon Sawan.ADVERTISEMENT Wanheng started strong, landing several hard rights in the early rounds that seemed to daze Taduran and signal a quick route.But the 21-year-old southpaw from the Philippines lived up to his alias “Rattle Snake”, enduring the abuse and biting back in the fifth round with a flurry of punches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The brief comeback was put down as Wanheng kept his composure in the second half of the bout, delivering clean hits that left Taduran visibly tired.Wanheng, 32, shot to unlikely fighting fame in May when he dispatched Panamanian Leroy Estrada, equaling “Money” Mayweather’s win streak. Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus wins UEFA goal of season Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Wanheng’s legal name is Chayaphon Moonsri but he also fights under the alias “Five-Star Grilled Chicken” due to a sponsorship deal with a Thai food company.His latest win brings him level with Mexican flyweight Ricardo Lopez, who retired with 51 wins, one draw and no losses.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next All three judges scored in his favor after the final round.Wanheng’s record-busting quest has generated buzz in Thailand and in boxing media outlets.But it has also been shrugged off as a statistical quirk because of the two very different careers of the famous, flashy American and the soft-spoken Thai.Wanheng has fought undistinguished rivals on home turf while Mayweather defeated some of the sport’s all-time greats including Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya.Mayweather’s fights also come with huge purses, like the $100 million on offer when he was teased from retirement last year to take on MMA star Conor McGregor.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

New toshaos elected in Region 2

first_imgFollowing the conclusion of Village Council elections throughout Region Two (Supenaam-Pomeroon), two toshaos have retained their positions while seven new village leaders have been sworn in to represent the residents in their communities.Toshao Sherman Lyte (long sleeve brown shirt) and his council in KabakaburiToshao Sherman Lyte (long sleeve brown shirt) and his council in KabakaburiRalph Hendricks has been elected the new Toshao of Capoey, replacing Melrose Henry; while Philbert Gudge has replaced Harold Marslowe as Toshao of Bethany.In Wakapao, Howard Cornelius has replaced Errol Williams as Toshao. The new Toshao of St. Monica/Karawab is Thomas Charles, who has replaced James Miguel; while Michael Samuels has been elected his deputy.After the votes had been counted in Kabakaburi, it was determined that Sherman Lyte has been elected to replace former Toshao Cleveland Simon. Aubrey Fredricks took the title of Toshao of St. Deny’s in Tapakuma, thus replacing former Toshao James Schadde.David Wilson retained by a landslide his position as Toshao of Akawini. Wilson has pledged to continue efforts to develop his community; while Mashabo Toshao Sylvin Raphael has also retained his position.The Region Two Administration has said it expects the elected toshaos and their councils to provide efficient and effective management that will ensure the development of their respective communities.last_img read more

PSG, Lyon chase Wenger’s signature

first_img0Shares0000“PSG, Lyon chase Wenger as former Arsenal boss prepares to return to managementPARIS, France, Apr 27 – Arsene Wenger, who has been out of management since he quit as Arsenal manager a year ago, is set for a return to football in France.He has had offers to return, including an audacious attempt by Fulham before they appointed Claudio Ranieri. Now Olympique Lyon want him to take over as general manager at the club. Current coach Bruno Genesio has already said he will leave at the end of the season.Lyon want Wenger to come in as a general manager and have a significant say in the appointment of a new first team coach and monitor the recruitment at the club.Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is already at Lyon but he has a strictly part-time advisory role.Wenger is bound to give any offer serious thought. He could well welcome the challenge to end Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance of the domestic game in France – but PSG are themselves keen to offer Wenger a key role.They played Rennes in the French Cup final on Saturday night and are already Ligue 1 champions. However, manager Thomas Tuchel is under pressure after persistent failure in the Champions League.This season they squandered a first leg win at Manchester United in the last 16 and went out in dramatic fashion in the reverse fixture to a controversial penalty, but that may not be enough to save Tuchel his job.Wenger has a close working relationship with the Qatari owners of PSG and is in Doha this week to work for the media outlet beIN. Again, a role of general manager would be on the agenda should Tuchel leave.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more