THAI boxing legend Wanheng Menayothin, who formally topped Floyd Mayweather’s 50-0 undefeated file, has carried out a dramatic retirement U-turn.
The 34-year-old – referred to as the ‘Dwarf Giant’ – quit the ring on Sunday with a superb record of 54-0 after beating Simphiwe Khonco through unanimous resolution.
Marciano had made it to 49-0 in 1955 and 62 years later, Cash took the crown of boxing’s greatest stats.
However WBC minimumweight champ Menayothin leapfrogged Mayweather by taking his file to 51-0 in August 2018.
His unbeaten tally now stands at 54-0 with the 7st 7lbs fighter asserting simply days in the past he was hanging up the gloves.
Now the star has deleted the social media submit saying he was strolling away from the ring and can quickly start coaching for victory quantity 55 as he prepares to defend his title once more in September.
WBC’s Asian Boxing Council confirmed the information, saying: “We’re happy to verify that the present World Boxing Council minimum-weight world champion Wanheng Meenayothin has not retired from skilled boxing.
“The champ will look to make his subsequent protection of his WBC world title within the coming months.”
Menayothin was as a result of make his US debut this yr till the coronavirus pandemic scuppered these plans.
It stays to be seen whether or not that conflict with Marco John Rementizo can nonetheless be organized.
Menayothin adopted up the information of his return with a social media submit of his personal.
He mentioned he had introduced his retirement with out speaking together with his coach.
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He added he needs to speak to his doctor also about the nose problem which is impacting his breathing.
Despite Menayothin – who was born Chayaphon Moonsri – toppling Mayweather’s numbers in the ring, the 5ft 2in champ cannot match the millions racked up by the American.
He has held the world title since 2014 but has never fought outside of his homeland in Thailand.
Mayweather will not be too worried as his glittering career, where he competed in various weight divisions against legendary opponents such as Manny Pacquiao and Brit Ricky Hatton, is still going to be considered superior by boxing historians.