Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Heng Samraing sees bout decision upheld

Heng Samraing sees bout decision upheld

A committee assembled Tuesday morning at CTN’s headquarters, after 65-kilogram tournament fighter Heng Samraing contested his points decision loss to Him Saray Sunday. The meeting was headed by CTN Director of Sport Ma Saray and attended by officials from the Cambodian Amateur Boxing Federation.

Heng Samraing complained that the judges should have scored him the winner, while also citing local newspaper Koh Santepheap’s article on the fight which had misreported him to have suffered a cut above his eye when in fact it was his opponent who had ended the fight bloodied.

After some deliberation, including a review of a recording of the fight, Ma Saray announced that the committee had decided not to overturn the decision.

Heng Samraing’s coach Prum Sophea, who revealed it was his first-ever review meeting, refused to agree with the decision of the judges and committee but was resigned to accept the matter as closed. “The rice has already been cooked, it cannot return back to being raw,” he said, quoting a popular Cambodian proverb.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Khmer New Year games: it’s never too late to try them out

Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays

Khmer New Year getaway: Ghost Island

One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.