Vorn Viva and Meas Chantha will defend their title July 8, 2011, and the indoor arena at the Olympic Stadium.
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Cambodian fighters went 2-2 today in four international fights at Old Stadium. Thun Sophea was upset by South African fighter Bakhulhule Baai, who earned the decision behind prolific punching. Baai beat Thun Sophea around the ring in the second. Thun Sophea countered with hard kicks to the body through the later rounds, slowing the Cape [...]
The coffee-shop gamblers made The Phnom Penh Post Police Blotter. A 32-year-old man was beaten unconscious in Kandal province on Sunday after a wager over a boxing match turned ugly. Witnesses at a coffee shop where the brawl occurred said four men decided to bet on a televised boxing match. Three men chose a red-clad [...]
Chit Sarim’s boys at the Ministry of Defense ran away with field this year, taking five of the seven titles on offer at the 2010 National Championships. Thun Sophea (MoD), 71kg Pich Seyha (MoD), 67kg Lao Sinath (Commando 911) 63.5kg Van Chanvey (Preah Khan Reach), 60kg Somruth Sopheap (MoD), 57kg Sarim Nga (MoD), 51kg Chut [...]
The fields are now down to the finalists, which should portend a lot of good fights today and tomorrow, when things wrap up. The most anticipated match will unfold on Friday, when Phon Phanna faces Lao Sinath in the 63.5 kilogram final. Otherwise, Ministry of Defense fighters have pretty much run away with the field. [...]
The National Championships will be held this month, beginning June 9th at the Olympic Stadium and televised on TV5. The tournament includes both Western boxing and pradal serey, and hosts about 100 fights per day for 10 days. Typically held in late October, the tourney has been moved to June this year. Last year, more [...]
Christopher Shays, once a resident at the Phnom Penh Post, writes about Master San Kim Sean and bokotar in Time. Though there is no evidence that lions ever populated Southeast Asia, the Cambodians certainly took no chances. According to their legends, lions once roamed the countryside attacking villagers and their precious buffalo, and long before [...]
[Phon Phana] TV3 holds international matches every other week. Today, Van Chanvait from Club Preah Khan Reach takes on Spanish fighter Arturo and Phon Phana from Club Koh Kong faces Yuki from Japan. Starts at 3:30.
There has been talk, rumors, and more talk about the unbanning of Ot Phutang, Pich Seyha, Pich Sophan and Chey Kosal, all of whom were banned for life by the previous boxing federation president as a penalty for fighting overseas without permission. A new president, Tem Moeun, was voted in in December, and talk quickly [...]
The new gym is now open!
Fight set for May 1, 2010.
On Friday at TV5, no knockouts. Everything went the distance. Reachesay Chaokdeap over Mat Chwaing, Rith Arun over Som Chanta and Thun Sophea over Vy Sothun. The 63.5 tourney at TV5 starts Sunday with Sarim Vonthon v Kao Bunheng and Luk Vibol v Kao Roomchang … Kao Bunheng and Kao Roomchang both winners on points. [...]
Tem Moeun replaces outgoing president Oum Yourann. More from The Post.
Friday at Tv5 (Jan 1, 2010): Tut Sovankiri and Reachesay Chanra fought to a draw. Bheut Somkhan brutalized Po Vansak, scoring a 3rd round knockout with a devastating elbow. And Pao Puet lost to Pich Arun. Sat CTN: Soy Leap TKO3 over Michael Aranton, Khon (Ngite) Ratha TKO2 over Chey Chanroath, and Morn Kimlong TKO2 [...]
Virginie Noel has a nice piece in the Phnom Penh Post this week about Sen Bunthen and what he’s been getting up to in Europe. Unable to fight because of a shoulder injury, Bunthen has been touring Europe as a star Kun Khmer trainer.
Announced at TV5. Eight fighters. Not sure of the format — single elimination or round robin. In no particular order: Kao Roomchang Long Sophy Sarim Vonthom Pom Saray Nuon Phireak Luk Vibol Les Tuk Kao Bunheng Starts Sunday Jan 10, 2010.
Friday TV5: An Samath decsion over Sarim Nga Chan Ratana lose on points to Cheam Hong Van Chanvait by 3rd round TKO Khann Sovan Khon Reach loses razor-thin decision to Pich Arun
Cambodia’s international boxers are doing well in the SEA Game in Laos. According to the Phnom Penh Post, Phal Sophat, 57kg, will fight for the gold medal on Thursday against Filipino Charley Suarez. On Tuesday, Ven Diaman lost 2-13 in his 45kg semifinal bout, finishing third in the division and earning a bronze medal. Svay [...]