10 Aug 2018

Thursday, August 9th: For Thailand’s Wanheng Meenayothin — 51 is the magical number swirling around in his head — as that is the coveted golden landmark the Mahasarakham born pugilist will reach if he defeats Filipino boxer Pedro Taduran in their upcoming matchup.

The impending contest takes place up in Northern Thailand, in the city of Nakhon Sawan, on Tuesday the 28th of August.

The milestone:
Currently Wanheng sits on a professional boxing record of 50 wins, with zero losses and zero draws since he defeated Roel Gade on his pro debut, back in 2007.

It has been a long, at times lonely road (self-confessed) for the 32-year old Wanheng, but 11-years later he looks to surpass Floyd Mayweather Junior to become a 51-0-0 professional boxer and cement himself a place in boxing folklore.

The Protagonists:
Standing in Wanheng‘s way will be the aforementioned 21-year old Taduran aka the rattlesnake, a southpaw fighter with a professional boxing record of (12-10-0) and on a five fight winning streak, whilst also boasting a 69% KO ratio.

In his most recent ring outing he defeated his compatriot
Jerry Tomogdan (25-9-4) via a 5th round stoppage. Pedro will be making his international debut for this upcoming contest with Wanheng.

Wanheng for his part needs little or no introduction to Asian boxing fans as his exemplary zero-loss record speaks for itself.

In his most recent foray into the squared circle he quite simply outgunned a highly touted 24-year old Panamanian boxer Leroy Estrada (16-3-0) handing the South American pugilist a demoralizing defeat, via a 5th referee stoppage.

On behalf of WBC Asia President Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi and all the team at the Asian Boxing Council we wish both combatants our best wishes for the upcoming encounter.


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