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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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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.

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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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WBC Minimumweight Champion Chayaphon Moosri Goes 46-0!


WBC Minimumweight Champion Chayaphon Moosri goes 46-0!
By: Ken Hissner

Too many times the Thailand boxers have built up records and WBC Minimumweight champion Chayaphon Moosri at 46-0 (17), is no exception.

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In Moosri’s third bout he won the vacant WBC Youth title fighting an opponent who was 0-1 in March of 2007. He defended it 8 times. Several of his opponents had records of 0-0, 0-1 and 1-2. In December of 2009 he won the interim WBC International title and made 2 defenses. Then on January 2011 he won the vacant WBC International Silver title over a 7-5-2 opponent and made 3 defenses beforere-winning the vacant International title in November of 2011 making it 5 defenses.

In November of 2014 Moosri wins the WBC World title from a 14-4-1 boxer from Mexico and made 6 defenses. In his 46 fights he has defeated 29 opponents with winning records and 14 with losing records along with 2 debuting opponents and a 15-15-2 opponent.

Moosri is 31 and has been fighting for 10 years. His bio shows no amateur credentials. All 46 of his fights have been fought in Thailand. The WBA champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong, 15-0 (7), is also from Thailand. It would make sense for the two to meet in a unification bout. Mexico’s Jose Argumedo, 19-3-1 (11), holds the IBF titleand Japan’s Katsunari Takayama won the WBO title after losing his IBF title to Argumedo.

In December of 2016 and March of 2017 (his last bout) Moosri has won 6 round decisions in order to build up his record. A world champion shouldn’t be fighting 6 round bouts. It seems he is aiming to overtake both Rocky Marciano and Floyd Mayweather’s 49-0 record.

Another Thai boxer named Samson Dutch Boy Gym was 43-0 (36) when he retired. He won the World Boxing Federation super fly title in his fourth fight and defended it 38 times. Only thing is he defended against opponents with the following records:

1-7, 1-7-1, 8-16-2, 0-7 and 1-6. He never fought outside of Thailand.

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