Thailand is known for allowing their boxers to fight opponents who have no chance of victory. Their Travel Bureau is their Boxing Commission. Chayaphon Moonsri is 52-0 with 18 stoppages while 33 of those 52 wins were against opponents with winning records. He is the WBC Minimum champion and scheduled to defend his title on March 1st against No. 6 ranked Tatsuya Fukuhara, 21-6-6 (7), of Japan.
Then there is Tasana Salapat, 48-0 with 33 stoppages of Roi-Et, Thailand who lost December 30th for the vacant interim WBC World Bantamweight championship against Takuma Inoue, 12-0, of Japan at the Ota-City General Gymnasium over 12 rounds. He only fought 12 opponents with winning records. This was Salapat’s first bout outside of Thailand. The 25 year-old southpaw won the WBC Youth Silver in October of 2013 defeating an opponent making his debut. He defended the title 14 times up until February 2017.
A win by Salapat would have tied him with the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano at 49-0. Only active boxers Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. at 50-0 and Moonsri at 52-0 have better records. Half a dozen boxers passed Marciano’s 49-0 record before losing. Mayweather’s 50th win over an opponent making his professional debut was a disgrace. He is at it again against another MMA opponent making his debut against Tenshin Nasukawa in Japan. Let’s hope this time it’s an exhibition.