Kun Khmer Champion, part II
Everybody got together this morning for the official kickoff to “Kun Khmer Champion,” the CTN reality series based on Golden Boy Production’s “The Next Great Champ.” I’m still trying to put all the names to faces, hopefully over the weekend. The man in the orange shirt you might recognize.
The first show airs tomorrow, Saturday, at 1:30 pm Cambodian time. According to Ma Serey, the host and producer, the first 2 to 3 episodes will lay the groundwork for the following 12 weeks of fights. The first fight is scheduled for mid to late March. Fights will then happen every Sunday until one Kun Khmer Champion is left. The winner will take home a new moto and US$1,000, at least.
The guys have been living together and training for about two months. Everyone is expected to weight 65kg on the day they fight.
Eh Phoutang will co-host the show with Serey.
(More photos below the fold.)
The guys milling about beforehand.
The two Khmer trainers, Trueng Sossay from the Military Police Boxing Club and Chut Sarim from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Boxing Club.
Bottom from left: Ma Serey, Paddy Carson, unknown. From top left: Cheam Adam, Khon Makara, Khun Reach, Ai Kosal, Sung San.
Eh will co-host the show with Serey.
This is from a few weeks ago, Lok Kru Trueng Sossay letting the boys know what they have in store.