An interesting story emerging from Thailand this week suggests that the WBC will finally mandate Thailand's unbeaten Wanheng Menayothin (34-0, 11) to fight in a world title fight.
Menayothin, who has had a WCBC #1 ranking for months, has been waiting patiently for his chance at a world title and it appears that finally his chance will come in the next few months. Before then however he will have to see one more fighter getting a chance before himself. That's because current champion Oswaldo Novoa (13-4-1, 8) will be defending the title on June 28th against Nicaragua's Alcides Martinez (12-2-8-1, 6).
Martinez is the latest in a series of fighters to have gotten a chance at the belt before Menayothin. That series has, of course, included Novoa who took his chance earlier this year when he defeated the then reigning champion Xiong Zhong Zhao in China.
Ranked #13 by the WBC Martinez is unlikely to give Novoa too much competition and hopefully this will be a straight forward defence for Novoa before we finally get to see Menayothin get his opportunity.
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