The current winningest boxer increased his record to 53-0 when WBC Minimumweight champion Chayaphon Moonsri of Bangkok, Thailand, won a TD8 yesterday in City Hall, Chachoengsao, Thailand.
Moonsri, 104 3/4 lb. defeated his No. 4 ranked contender southpaw Tatsuya Fukuhara, 21-7-6 (7), 105 lb. of Kumammoto, Japan. It was his twelfth successful title defense. The time of stoppage was not given. All of his 53 fights have been in his home country of Thailand.
Moonsri was ahead on all three judge’s cards by scores of 79-73, 78-74 and 78-74 when a cut over the right eye of Moonsri was caused by an accidental clash of heads. The ring physician advised the referee Bruce McTavis, of NZ, living in the Philippines to halt the contest.
In the co-feature former interim WBA World Flyweight champion Sirichai Thaiyen, 54-4 (37), of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, won an 8 round decision over debuting Brazilian Dionatha Santos Tobias, 0-1 (0), of Thailand.
How the co-feature fight was approved considering Tobias was making his debut against the 54-4 winner is not strange in Thailand where the commission runs out of the Travel Bureau.