City Hall, Chachoengsao, Thailand
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Who won Moonsri vs Fukuhara?
Wanheng Menayothin beat Tatsuya Fukuhara by technical decision in their 8 round contest on Friday 31st May 2019 at City Hall in Chachoengsao.
The scorecards were announced as 79-73, 78-74, 78-74 in favor of winner Wanheng Menayothin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds .
This contest was for the WBC championship of the world.
Moonsri vs Fukuhara stats
Wanheng Menayothin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 52 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tatsuya Fukuhara made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 6 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Menayothin had a slight advantage in power over Fukuhara, with a 35% knock out percentage over Fukuhara's 33%.
Wanheng Menayothin was the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Fukuhara had a height advantage of 3 inches over Menayothin.
Wanheng Menayothin fought out of the orthodox stance, while Tatsuya Fukuhara was a southpaw.
Menayothin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Fukuhara, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 318 more professional rounds, 464 to Fukuhara's 146.
Moonsri vs Fukuhara form
Menayothin had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mektison Marganti on 16th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Sofia Hotel, Prachinburi, Thailand.
Previous to that, he had beat Pedro Taduran on 29th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Minimumweight championship fight at Nakhon Sawan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Leroy Estrada on 2nd May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Minimumweight championship fight at City Hall Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima.
Before that, he had beat Tatsuya Fukuhara on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Minimumweight championship fight at Suranaree Camp Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima.
He had defeated Omari Kimweri on 3rd June 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Minimumweight championship fight at Provincial Stadium, Rayong.
Menayothin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Moonsri vs Fukuhara?
Wanheng Menayothin was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Tatsuya Fukuhara made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.