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Who is Thailand’s WBC Mini Champion Chayaphon Moonsri (50-0)?

By: Ken Hissner

Few ever mention or write about the WBC Minimumweight champion Chayaphon Moonsri aka Wanheng Menayothin/Kaiyanghada born October 27, 1985 in Maha Sarakham, Thailand, residing in Bangkok.

This writer started when he went 47-0 in January of 2017 in his sixth defense defeating Melvin Jerusalem, 11-0, of the Philippines who was deducted a point in round 8 for a low blow costing him possibly a majority draw losing 115-113 and 114-113 twice by referee Celestino Ruiz of Chicago, IL, at the Phitsanulok Provincial Ground in Thailand over 12 rounds.

After one of Moonsri’s four non-title bouts wins since winning the title in November 16, 2014, stopping Mexico’s Oswaldo Novoa, 14-4-1, in the 9th round. Novoa had gone to China to win the title and was making his second defense.

Moonsri’s made nine defenses and as previously mentioned four non-title fights since winning the title. In February of 2015 he made his first defense defeating Filipino Jeffrey “Jeffer” Galero, 11-0, 119-109, 120-108 and 120-109, over 12 rounds. In June in his second defense he knocked out Filipino southpaw Jerry Tomogdan, 18-5-3, in the 9th round. In November in his third defense he stopped South Korea’s Young Gil Bae, 26-4-1, the interim WBO Asia Pacific champion in the 9th round after scoring a knockdown.

In Moonsri’s fourth defense in March of 2016 he stopped the Japanese champion southpaw Go Odaira, 12-4-3, having dropped him in the 3rd and 5th rounds and halting him in the 5th round. In his fifth defense he defeated Mexico’s Saul, “Baby” Juarez, 23-4-1, by scores of 116-113, 115-113 and 116-112 over 12 rounds.

In June of 2017 Moonsri made his seventh defense defeating Tanzania born Omari “Lion Boy” Kimweri, 16-3, out of Australia despite having his left eye lid cut by an accidental head butt in the first round costing the challenger a point. Scores after 12 rounds were 118-109 twice and 117-110. Kimweri hasn’t fought since.

In November of 2017 Moonsri made his eighth defense defeating the interim WBO World Minimum champion southpaw Japan’s Tatsuya Fukuhara, 19-5-6, who had previously lost a close decision to the current WBO World champion Japan’s Ryuya Yamanaka. Moonsri defeated him more thoroughly by scores of 117-110, 118-109 twice.

In Moonsri’s ninth and most recent defense he stopped Panama’s southpaw Leroy “El Sensactional” Estrada, 16-2, in the fifth round on May 2nd. Estrada was his No. 1 contender.

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Chayapon Moonsri Goes to 49-0 So Move Over Marciano and “Here I Come” Mayweather!

By: Ken Hissner

WBC Minimumweight (#105) champion Chayapon Moonsri made his 9th title defense improving his record to 49-0 (17) equaling the late great heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record. He defeated Tatsuya Fukuhara, 19-5-6, of Japan, at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. He is but one win from matching Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr., at 50-0. That’s the good news. The bad news is Mayweather may make “another comeback” against another “amateur”. How about a rematch with Colin McGregor on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, in Dublin Ireland, but this time maybe an 8 round bout instead of a 10 or 12?

Moonsri has an alias which is Wanheng Menayothin/Kaiyanghada. He was born at Maha Sarakham, Thailand, on October 27, 1985 and resides in Bangkok, Thailand, and has never had a fight outside of his home country.

Like Mayweather the 32 year-old Moonsri had a couple of “helpful bumps” to get to 49-0. In his 39th fight he defeated a 2-4 opponent in a 6 rounder. In his 44th fight he defeated a 7-8-1 opponent in a 6 rounder. In his 46th fight he defeated a 13-5 opponent in a 6 rounder. He also defeated Melvin Jerusalem, 11-0, by 115-113 and 114-113 twice due to a one point deduction to Jerusalem in the 8th round due to a low blow by referee Celestino Ruiz, who lives in Chicago, IL. Jerusalem was then defeated in his next fight preventing a rematch with Moonsri that is if he was going to get one prior to losing for the second straight time.

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Chayaphon Moonsri goes to 47-0 defeating Omari Kimweri!

Chayaphon Moonsri goes to 47-0 defeating Omari Kimweri!
By: Ken Hissner

WBC Minimumweight champion Chayaphon Moonsri, of Thailand, improved his record to 47-0 (17), defeating No. 4 contender Omari “Lion Boy” Kimweri, 16-4 (6), from Tanzania fighting out of Australia over 12 rounds.


Moonsri received a cut on his left eye lid in the first round which referee Bruce McTavish deducted a point from Kimweri. It was the seventh title defense for the champion and the second in 2017 along with a non-title win. 17 of his 47 wins were against opponents without winning records.

Scores were 117-110 and 118-109 twice. The bout was on June 3rd at the Provincial Stadium, Rayong, Thailand.
Moonsri continues to approach the 49-0 record held by Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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