TBE: Wanheng Menayothin shoots for 53-0 on March 1 in rematch against Fukuhara

Strawweight world titleholder Wanheng Menayothin will shoot for 53-0 when he makes his next defense on March 1 in Thailand in a rematch against Tatsuya Fukuhara.

Menayothin (52-0, 18 KO's), 33, would extend boxing's longest active winning streak with a victory. Fukuhara (21-6-6, 7 KO's), has won two consecutive fights since losing a lopsided unanimous decision to Menayothin in November 2017.

This will be the 11th defense of the WBC minimumweight belt for Menayothin. He won the title in November 2014 with a ninth-round TKO of Mexican journeyman Oswaldo Novoa.

Menayothin, who turned pro in 2008, surpassed the 50-0 mark set by Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August when he outpointed Filipino journeyman Pedro Taduran.

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