Last month, it appeared as though Floyd Mayweather’s famous 50-0 boxing record had been surpassed, at least in numerical terms.
Thailand’s Wanheng Menayothin announced his retirement from the sport with an unbeaten career ending at 54-0.
Wanheng has held the WBC minimumweight title since November 2014
When he quit boxing in 2017, many made note of the fact Mayweather had outdone legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano.
Marciano retired at 49-0 back in 1955 and it took 62 years for a champion to out-do his numerical achievement as they left the sport.
It’s took just three more years for someone to top Floyd, however he has now reversed his decision to retire.
The 105lbs (7st 7lbs) champion made it to 51-0 back in August 2018, but so long as he is still fighting there is obviously still a chance he could lose.
Mayweather retired with a perfect 50-0 record and millions in the bank
Golden Boy (Wanheng’s new US promoters) president Eric Gomez told Sky: “I think he felt frustrated with everything going on. I think he said it out of emotions.
“We have spoken to his handlers who told us it was something emotional.
“He saw what is going on around the world and boxing isn’t so important right now.
Mayweather had an historic, Hall of Fame career
“But luckily they came back and said, ‘He will consider fighting again, he was just being emotional.’
“We said, ‘Great, we will support him’.
“We really want to bring him to the US so people can see how talented he really is.
“Once we get a date going for him, then we’ll look at opponents. But right now? We’re just happy he isn’t retired and is fighting again.”