Wednesday, January 25, 2017-
WBC World Minimumweight Title-
Champion Wanheng Menayothin (birth name: Chayaphon Moonsri; Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #1, The Ring #1; 45-0, 17 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Melvin Jerusalem (WBC #9; 11-1, 7 KOs)
- All three judges had the bout even, 38-38, after four rounds.
- Referee Celestino Ruiz penalized Jerusalem one point for a low blow in round 8.
- After eight rounds, the judges all had Menayothin ahead, 77-74, 78-74, and 77-74 respectively.
- The point deduction in the eighth round proved to be the difference between a win for Menayothin and a majority draw because the final scores were 114-113, 115-113, and 114-113.
- This was Menayothin's sixth successful WBC World title defense.
- Full bout video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOCeCPTMcEA