Tomorrow in Thailand a man that likely many boxing fans will not have heard of is set to beat Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 record.
Retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather reached the all elusive 50-0 when he defeated Conor McGregor last year in Las Vegas.
He even went as far as to trademark 50-0 before the bout took place.
Ultimately, Mayweather won inside the distance as expected and these days spends his time rightly enjoying his hard-earned money.
Between hanging out and promoting a strip club in Las Vegas, Mayweather also has some other business interests including a gym chain and a real estate portfolio.
As well as his boxing promotional company Mayweather Promotions.
But it’s that 50-0 record that perhaps he takes most pride in more than anything else.
Tomorrow in Thailand 32-year-old ‘Wanheng Menayothin’ (real name Chayaphon Moonsri) puts his WBC minimumweight (straw weight) title on the line against Pedro Taduran.
Menayothin currently holds the same record as Mayweather of 50-0 but if he wins tomorrow he goes one better.
Most casual boxing fans won’t have heard of his name but make no mistake, Floyd Mayweather the boxing student will have.
He’ll be keeping a close eye on tomorrow’s world title fight one suspects.
Such is the lack of star power and money available in the lowest weight category in boxing, big opportunities and fights have been limited for Menayothin in his native Thailand.
But if he wins tomorrow, as many expect he will, perhaps after passing such a famed fighter’s renowned fight record he’ll receive one or two offers from some of the big promoters.