Archive for the 'Khmer Boxing News' Category

Paddy Mun Sophea defeats Ot Phuthang

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Paddy Mun Sophea, blue, scored a third-round knockdown over Ot Phuthang on his way toward outpointing the Kun Khmer fighting legend in their 68-kilogram bout Sunday, Nov 13. The win improved Paddy Mun Sophea’s record to 14-0 (7 KOs). Paddy Mun Sophea is scheduled to face Chey Kosal at the CTN boxing arena Dec 18. [...]

Khmer vs Laos presser

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Team Laos, at the press conference last night at CTN. The guy looking at the camera will be looking across the ring at Vorn Viva in the main event tonight. Everyone appeared in good spirits. Results later tonight. More photos after the fold.

Um Dara, veteran RCAF club fighter, dies at 23

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Um Dara, among the clubhouse leaders at the RCAF boxing club, was killed in a traffic accident Sunday night. He was 23 years old. According to unconfirmed reports, Mr Dara, from Kampong Cham, was hit by a truck about 11:30 p.m as he attempted to make a left turn near the flyover bridge on Norodom [...]

Weekend highlights

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Assorted highlights from the weekend. Kao Roomchang kicked Lao Sinath‘s ass on Saturday at the TV3 boxing arena, scoring a second-round knockout via big right-hand bomb. Kao Roomchang will finally get a title shot. He challenges Long Sophy on Nov 14 at TV5 for Sophy’s TV5 light-welterweight (63.5 kilogram) belt. Viet Bunduon, the tough-luck youngster [...]

Cambodia vs Laos promo

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

“No winner, no loser” in bout between champions

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

TOP: Paddy Carson, the promoter of the Cambodia vs Laos tournament scheduled for Nov 9, is introduced along with ISKA World Middleweight Champion Vorn Viva, left, and Cambodian fight great Eh Phoutang. Viva and Eh went five friendly rounds in a bout that ended with “no winner, no loser.” BOTTOM: Koh Kong’s Eh Phoutang lands [...]

Cambodia vs Laos flyer

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The flyer claims all four Lao fighters are Southeast Asia Games gold medalists. Should be interesting.

Vorn Viva vs Eh Phoutang

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

ISKA World Middleweight Champion Vorn Viva, pictured, will face off against Eh Phoutang on Friday October 22 at the CTN boxing arena. The bout, listed at 75 kilograms, is a warm-up match for Viva, who is the main event on the Cambodia vs Laos card scheduled for Nov 9, also at CTN. In addition to [...]


Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Former champion Nuon Sorya and Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg celebrate the October 16 grand opening of Vannak Kann’s Kun Khmer Federation in Lowell, Massachusetts. Wahlberg, a native of nearby Boston, plays “Irish” Mickey Ward in the upcoming movie “The Fighter,” scheduled for release in December. The Massachusetts Senate gave the Federation an “Official Citation,” congratulating [...]

Cambodia vs Laos

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Details are sketchy, but a Cambodia vs Laos card has been announced by CTN. So far confirmed on the Cambodian side are Aem Vutha, the 2008 57kg national champion, and Saeng Saem Rady, the latest unknown fighter to emerge from Koh Kong with exceptional talent. ISKA World Champion Vorn Viva seems likely, too. Complete and [...]

Pchum Ben Fights: Phnom Touch, Banteay Meanchey, 2010

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

To celebrate Pchum Ben, the village of Phnom Touch, Banteay Meanchey province, holds three days of traditional Khmer boxing matches every year. The tradition in Phnom Touch dates back decades, according to organizers. In addition to Banteay Meanchey, Phcum Ben festival fights were held in several other provinces, too, including Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap and [...]

Nuon Sorya lands in Boston

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Nuon Sorya touched down in Boston on Monday, headed for Lowell, Mass., where he will spend the next six months training American enthusiasts in the ways of Kun Khmer. POSTSCRIPT: The Phnom Penh Post ran a feature on Sorya last week: Boxer sketches a new career. There are a few factual errors — he’s not [...]

Khon Reach knocks Cheam Adam from 65kg tourney

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Khon Reach, blue, just barely eked out a victory over Kun Khmer Champion Season One winner Cheam Adam on Sunday Nov 16. The loss knocks Cheam Adam from the 65kg title tournament. Khon Reach joins Ty Bunhan, Pich Arun and Him Saran in the semifinals. Full story from The Phnom Penh Post.

Weekend wrap, Dec 25-27, 09

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Friday TV5: Mat Chwaing (Koh Kong) v Reachesay Chaokdeap … Mat Chawaing by decision. The fight ended very weirdly. With 10 seconds left in round 5 Deap stumbled and fell to one knee on his own accord. While down, Mat Chwaing kneed him in the head. Deap stood up quickly but a little bit dazed [...]

Bheut Kam v Mai Chaimov

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Sunday November 29 at TV5. Not sure of the weight, but probably around 68kg. Mai Chaimov is coming of a first place finish at the nationals, having scored a victory over Sen Bunthen in the finals when Bunthen had to abandon the fight due to a dislocated shoulder. Kam’s last outing was a decision victory [...]

TV5 international results

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

A good night of fights all around. Prime Minister Hun Sen gave main event fighters $1,000 each, and undercard fighters $500 each, including the two little guys, Rith Kao and Mtes Kmang, both about 14 years old. A Russian named Mitery, who was originally scheduled to fight Thun Sophea, did not make it for unspecified [...]

Bheut Kam, Thun Sophea, Chey Kosal abroad

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Bheut Kam, 14 March 09, France. Thun Sophea,  May 23 09, Belgium. Photos courtesy of Fifi. has great video highlights of Chey Kosal v Charlie Bechwaty in Australia.

Sen Bunthen v Chey Kosal

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

[PHOTO: The price of victory: Sen Bunthen gets four stitches after defeating Chey Kosal on points Sunday at TV5] Sen Bunthen will face Chey Kosal today at TV5. Sen Bunthen is the favorite.

Koh Kong fights, Cambodian New Year, 2009

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Two nights of fights at the famed Radio Koh Kong arena, home to the equally legendary Club Kong Angreach. Some photos here. More details in the next few days. Most notably, Angkor Youth Boxing Club’s Suong Panya lost on points to Koh Kong’s Somruth Sopheap. Tuesday April 14, 2009 Put Hut v Ly Chin Hour [...]

Schedules: April 3-5, 2009

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

TV5: Friday April 3; 5 p.m. Suong Sovantha v Khun Sichan Hul Dara v Chhlam Saw Sao Bunnouen v Dun Ratha CTN: Saturday April 4; 2:30 p.m. A: Cheam Adam v Yak Yakil B: Him Saran v Sung Sovan (TKO4) (A) Yak Yakil v (B) Sung Sovan (TKO1) BAYON: April 3; 4 p.m. Ly Chin [...]

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