Thailand’s Wanheng Menayothin has made a U-turn on his retirement decision, according to the World Boxing Council.
The 34-year-old WBC minimumweight champion has made news this past week with its decision to hang up the gloves for good after undefeated 54-0 professional career.
But yesterday the WBC has confirmed that the fighter won’t be retiring and he’ll continue with boxing.
Here’s what the Asian Boxing Council said in a statement:
“We are pleased to confirm that the current World Boxing Council minimum-weight world champion Wanheng Menayothin has not retired from professional boxing.
“The champ will look to make his next defense of his WBC world title in the coming months.”
Menayothin had suggested on social media that he had been feeling the physical burden of his relentless schedule.
“I have decided that it’s good to stop boxing,” Menayothin wrote. “My parents, siblings have never been in boxing.
“I’m decide everything for myself. I know how I feel. No one knows my body as much as I do.
“Everyone needs money. But I would like to heal my body.”