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. [...]
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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 [...]
CTN and Paddy Carson Promotions hosted their first Super 8 tournament Friday Sept 3. The eight fighters were (from left to right): Mun Seyla, Tim San, Ung Borim, Sarim Vonthon, Vireak Sothy, Meas Socheat, My Socheat and Khon Reach. Fights were three rounds each, with the winner advancing. Sarim Vonthon KOd Meas Socheat in the [...]
Paddy Carson Promotions and CTN have added yet another fight card to the Phnom Penh weekend fight schedule. Sponsored by Paddy Carson Promotions, Friday Night Fights begins every Friday at 4 p.m. at the CTN boxing arena in Russey Keo. In addition to traditional bouts of Khmer boxing, aka Kun Khmer, the show also hosts [...]
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.
Posted with the kind permission of Antonio Graceffo, who wrote and produced the series. Martial Arts Odyssey: Paddy’s Fight Club Part 1 Paddy’s fight Club Cambodia, Antonio Graceffo began his Khmer boxing training with Paddy Carson, at the old Paddy’s Gym, in 2004. Now Paddy Carson has a new gym, dedicated to the training of [...]
The annual national tournament started yesterday. More then 200 boxers and 300 kickboxers. Fights last for 13 days with about 100 fights per day. Starts at 1 p.m. at the Tae Kwon Do facility at Olympic Stadium complex. Please come support local fighters. The photo is Seng Makara, just before his match with Pich Arun. [...]
Fight Night Promo Sen Bunthen v Ervant “The Wolf” Atagyan Thun Sophea v Dominik Zidov Akuma
[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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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In Friday night action at TV5, Pov Soksut cut Kao Lek (above) with an elbow in the fifth to clinch the decision at 69kg . In the early match, Aem Lihto outclassed Chay Oy through five, picking up the decision at 57kg. On Saturday at CTN, Cheng Rithy (above), 22, improved to 61-9-1 with a [...]
Another good weekend of fights. At CTN the 60kg 12-man tournament is coming to a close, with only 4 fighters left. Meas Chanta got back in the ring and more. On Friday, Kao Runchang came back from a first round 8-count against Po Vannsak to score an impressive 2nd round TKO with an elbow. On [...]
Today was Po Vansak vs Chey Sinith and Kao Rumchang vs Nuon Mony. I am not sure if Sinith was sick or just convinced he couldn’t win, but he didn’t put up much of a fight and the referee called a stop to the fight in the opening seconds of the fourth round and awarded [...]
I missed the last day of the finals in order to head to Maung, Battambang province, to see some boxing at the village level. Ot Phoutang, Chey Kosal, Kao Bunheng and Pich Sophan, among others, went to put on a show for the local crowds. It was, to say the least, an absolutely amazing experience. [...]
Inside of three weeks, Chey Ratana, pictured, has beaten two of the top four Kun Khmer champions. Two weeks ago it was a point decision over Seung Kangsan at CTN. This past weekend, Ratana stopped Khun Makara in a stunning first round KO.
The ISKA crowned two new world champions tonight. Cheam Adam lost to Seung Kangsan on points Chay Kosal lost to Thun Sophea on points Em Vutha beat Jacob Marks on points Alban Ahmedi lost to Vorn Viva on points (World Title Fight) Pich Sophan lost to Tim Thomas on points Frankie Hudders lost to Meas [...]