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Hometown hero Vong Noy falls to Thai fighter

Local fan favourite Vong Noy was completely outclassed in his 67kg international fight against Thailand’s Saramon at TV3 arena on Sunday, receiving two standings counts from the referee in the first round and then retiring at 2:27 in the second round.

Vong Noy’s connections with punches drew loud cheers from the partisan crowd but appeared not to affect his visiting rival, who unleashed a brutal body shot to drop the Cambodian in the first round.

A second count was administered after Vong Noy was pushed to the ground moments later. Pounding knees from Saramon in the following round forced the withdrawal of the National Defence club fighter, who recently won an event at the Asia Europe Championship.

Meanwhile, Bang Kayak of VIP Chamkarmon club took a treasured victory over Russian boxer Biremov Fakir, forcing a retirement in the third round due to a succession of vicious knees.

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