“I’m afraid to fight,” Sen Bunthen joked before the fight. “I just came here to watch.” The decision, however, was real. After five rounds, Sen Bunthen, the 27-year-old Kompong Cham native, had earned a huge upset decision over veteran Ot Phutang.
Archive for March, 2009
From The Phnom Penh Post. TWELVE unknown rookie fighters will try to slug their way to wealth and fame in the second season of Kun Khmer Champion at the CTN boxing arena, which airs its first show Sunday. For the dozen newcomers the Kun Khmer Champion reality series offers a chance to skip years of [...]
That’s the cover of the April edition of The Globe. (It’s Thun Sophea.) Virginie Noel has the photos and story.Unfortunately, The Globe doesn’t have a web site. The only way to get the story is to download the pdf. It’s a big file: 12MB. If you’re outside Cambodia things like that don’t matter so much.
TV5: Friday March 27; 5 p.m. Put Phirum v Kom Piseth (TKO5) Suang Panya v Chey Chanroath Van Chanvey v Pom Saray CTN: Saturday March 28; 2 p.m. Chey Vannak v Kao Sopheak (TKO3) Chai Oy v Naem Chenda (TKO4) Khon Reach v Chea Samneang Morn Kimlong BAYON: Saturday March 28; 4 p.m. Nuon Vichet [...]
There is a growing push to brand the sport of Khmer Boxing under the name Kun Khmer. So in an effort to make sure that Paddy’s Gym is with the program, I just wanted to reiterate that there are 6 Kun Khmer cards every week in Phnom Penh. That’s about 40 fights every weekend. Kun [...]
Next Sunday, March 28 at TV5. Ot v Bunthen could well be the fight of the year. Also on this card is Long Sophal against what sounds like a Khmer-American named Heng Pov, or something like that. I didn’t quite catch the name.
TV5: Friday March 20; 5 p.m. Lim Bunna v Ti Ponlite Nuon Likho (TKO3) Chhlam Saw v Hul Dara Heng Samrang v Van Chanvait CTN: Saturday March 21; 2 p.m. Mao Rithy v Ly Chin Hour (draw) Chin Dara v Nam Neun My Chaimov v Pao Puot Ven Sovat (TKO3) Bayon: Saturday March 21; 4 [...]
Antonio Graceffo studies Bokator with Master San Kim Saen.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones came to Cambodia a few weeks ago to shoot for his television show “Dhani Jones Tackles the Globe,” which premieres on the Travel Channel March 16th at 9PM. He trained 10 days with Long Salavorn, who apparently schooled him on the roots of the sport. Spencer Hall: Been to Cambodia [...]
TV5: Friday March 13, 5 p.m. Khom Piseth vs Put Phirum – 57kg Nam Neun vs Long Vichet – 60kg (TKO3) My Sopheap vs Um Dara – 67kg CTN: Saturday March 14, 2 p.m. Naem Chenda vs Khan Sovan – 57kg Seung Kangsan vs Nop Vanteth – 67kg Cheam Adam vs Sung Sovan – 65kg [...]
(PHOTO: Virginie Noel) The second season of Kun Khmer Champion officially began Thursday with a press conference at CTN. Trainers this season are Meas Sokry, far left, and Sok Vichay, far right. Paddy Carson is again the technical director for the show. The first fight is tentatively scheduled for the last Sunday in March. The [...]
Great card tomorrow, Sunday March 08, 2009, at TV5. Cheng Rithy v Sok Sovan Leap Samnang v Reachesay Baba Van Chanvey v Pich Seyha The winners from the first and second fights will face each other at a later date. The winner of that fight gets to fight a foreigner, or perhaps gets to go [...]
Bheut Kam is training with Philippe Sebire in France for a few months. He had his first fight recently, which he won by decision. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5