After winning his WBC minimum weight world title for the sixth time (January 26) on points against gallant Filipino Jerusalem, undefeated Wanheng Menayothin is now just four wins away from equaling Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 dual records.
And this year three other world top ranked Thai boxers – Nawaphon, Srisaket and Suriyan – are all looking for WBC world championship glory.
Bangkok’s five-star Banyan Tree Hotel (pictured) was the venue when BEC-Tero Entertainment and Nakornloung Promotion announced details for the WBC Flyweight WBC World Championship between Thailand’s undefeated star Nawaphon Nakornloung and Mexico’s Juan Hernandez that will be stated at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok on 4 March and broadcast live on Channel 3.
Suwat Liptapanlop, former Deputy Prime Minister and Honorary Chairman of the Organisng Committee; Brian L. Marcar, Managing Director of BEC-Tero Entertainment and Surachart “Sia Hui” Pisitwuttinun, Managing Director of Nakornloung Promotion addressed a packed media of the upcoming WBC World Championship event in Bangkok on 4 March.
Suwat Liptapanlop said “It will be a great fight.”
“Nawaphon is a very exciting boxer. He’s on a 36-match winning streak with 28 knock-outs. He’s the hope of Thai boxing. “
Nawaphon has vowed to win the WBC World Flyweight championship fight.
“I’m ready and fit.I could fight anytime. I’ll try to use my height and range to good effect. He looks smaller than me. I’ve trained intensively, with more than 200 sparring bouts under my belt.
“I have former champions like Srisaket [Sor Rungvisai] and Suriyan [Sor Rungvisai] as my sparring partners. I think I’m strong and 100 percent confident,” he added.
Srisaket fights Mexican Roman Gonzolez at Madison Square Garden in New York for the WBC Super flyweight championship on 19 March.
While Suriyan goes into the final eliminator of the WBC World Bantamweight division against Chemito Moreno on 30th April in Panama. If he wins Suriyan will immediately challenge for the world title.