Little known World Boxing Council Mini Flyweight champion Chayaphon Moonsri aka Wanheng Menayothin Kaiyanghada of Bangkok, Thailand, improved his unbeaten record to 54-0 (18), Friday in his thirteenth title defense (2nd in 2019) defeating IBO World Mini champion South Africa’s Simpiwe “Chain Reaction” Konkco, 19-6 (7), who was the No. 1 contender in the WBC.
Moonsri scored a seventh round knockdown beating the count of Referee Jerrold Tomeldan of the Philippines. Scores were Bruce McTavish, 118-109, of NZ and Philippones, Perla Rodriguez 116-110, of United States (OR), and Kyoung Ha Shin, 117-109, of South Korea.
The IBF World title champion is Padro Taduran, 14-2 (11), of the Philippines who in August of 2018 lost a decision to Moonsri. He won the vacant title in September of 2019 defeating Samuel Salva, 17-1, also of the Philippines, who couldn’t come out for the fifth round. Taduran was knocked down in the first round. Salva lost a point in round 4 due to an intentional head butt.
The WBO champion is Wilfredo “Bimbito” Mendez, 15-1 (5), of Puerto Rico, who won the title in August and on October 26th he fought to a TD7 to Mexico’s Axel Aragon Vega, 13-2-1.
The WBA champion is Thammanoon Niyomtrong, 20-0 (8), of Thailand, who had a TDecision win in 8 rounds in his last defense caused by an accidental head butt to his No. 13 contender.
Peru’s Ricardo “Rocky” Astuvilca (g), 20-0 (4), is also listed as a champion by the WBA.