WBC Mini Champion Chayaphon Moonsri (known also as Wanheng Menayothin) of Bangkok, Thailand, on November 27th will be looking to increase his unbeaten streak to 55-0 (18 knockouts) when he battles WBC No. 3 ranked Panya Pradabsri, 34-1 with 22 knockouts who is also from Bangkok. He has won his last 16 bouts with his only defeat being in China. Moonsri will be making his thirteenth title defense since winning the title in November of 2014 from Mexico’s Oswaldo Novoa.
Moonsri graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Bangkokthonburi University before turning professional after being a Muay Thai boxer where he went onto being a Thai National champion. He won the WBC Youth title in his third fight. He later claimed the WBC International Silver and International titles.
In Moonsri’s last defense he defeated Simpiwe “Chain Reaction” Konkco, 19-5 (7), of South Africa over 12 rounds in October of 2019. So, it has been some thirteen months since his last bout. Pradabsri fought as recently as September defeating Wichet Sengprakhon, 11-7, stopping him in the fourth round. It was his third fight in 2020.
Moonsri holds a win over the current IBF Mini champion Pedro “Kid Pedro Heneral” Taduran, 14-2-1 (11), of the Philippines, who he defeated in August of 2018. The other two champions are WBA’s Thammanoon Niyomtrong, 21-0 (7), of Thailand, and WBO’s Wildredo Mendez, 16-1 (6), of Puerto Rico.