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Boxing: Thai ‘dwarf giant’ boxer surpasses Mayweather record with 51st win
Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin grabbed his 51st straight victory Wednesday in a long but lopsided 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Philippine President Will Watch Live Pacquiao-Matthysse Match
Philippine President Will Watch Live Pacquiao-Matthysse Match Pacman can TKO Matthysse - Bong Go For Manny Pacquiao's bid for a new title, with the people and lead by President Rodrigo Duterte. Pacquiao is delighted with the news from Ambassador of the Philippines to Malaysia Charles Jose that President Duterte will personally watch the 'National Fist' battles against Argentina's World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday (July 15) at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pacquiao-Matthysse - Image Source According to Jose, the President will meet with the newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad. And will personally witness the engraving of Pacquiao's history after the meeting. "He disclosed to the media that he will be coming here to watch the fight, after meeting Prime Minister Mahatir," said Joseph. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte - Image Source Team Pacquiao with his family and several media members arrived at Kuala Lumpur on Monday evening. "I'm happy because they're all here, all my kids, all my family here, along with my wife's side, everyone else are all here," Pacman said. Special Assistant to President Christopher Lawrence 'Bong Go' is confident that the Argentinian champion will be defeated by Pacquiao. "Both are champions in their own right and both have knock out punching power. But Matthysse's style fully fits with our bet. It will be Pacquiao via knockout victory inside 12 rounds, "said Go who is a certified sports enthusiast besides becoming a public servant. “Our fighting Senator will bring home the crown for the Filipinos.” Both camps both predict a convincing win and not by points. Source My Opinion on this article It is really a great honor for the Team Pacquiao and Manny Pacquiao himself that the President of the Philippines will be there to witness personally his fight. It can really boosts the Filipino boxer to win over the Argentinian boxer. This is the very first time a Philippine President supported personally a boxer's fight and that we can see how supportive the current Philippine President. Filipinos around the world will find way to watch the match. Every Manny Pacquiao match, Filipino people are there to fully support. Winning or losing does not matter for Manny Pacquiao has shown his pride and that he bring famous to our Philippine flag to the world. Good luck to Pacquiao on his upcoming match.