WBC Mini Champ Chayaphon Moonsri of Thailand announced he will retire from boxing this past weekend. He is currently 54-0 with 18 stoppages. He resides in Bangkok, Thailand and has never fought outside of his home country. After the announcement was made he decided he would not retire.
Moonsri also known as Wanheng Menayothin Kaihangyata turned 34 in October of 2019. He was scheduled to make his US debut with Golden Boy Promotions this past February before the virus epidemic came about.
In November of 2014 Moonsri won the current title defeating Mexico’s Oswaldo “El Gallito” Novoa, 14-4-1, making his second title defense. The champion retired after the ninth round at the Provincial Gymnasium, in Conburi, Thailand. Moonsri was 35-0 at the time he won the title.
Moonsri has since made 12 successful title defenses. In his third bout he won the vacant WBC Youth World Mini title. He made 7 defenses of that title before winning the WBC World International title in December of 2009. He won that title defeating Jayson “Wrecking Machine” Rotoni, 10-3-1, over 12 rounds.
In January 2011 Moonsri took the vacant WBC Silver Mini title defeating Filipino Remi “Yoroshi” Cuambot, 7-5-2, by TD 10. He defended that title 3 times before again defending the WBC World International title 5 more times.
The other world mini titles are held by WBA champ Thammanoon Niyomtrong, 21-0 (7), of Thailand, IBF champ Pedro “Kid Pedro Heneral” Taduran, 14-2-1 (11), of the Philippines, and Wilfredo “Bimbito” Mendez, 16-1 (6), of Puerto Rico.