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Kao Roomchang looks to settle the score

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ROBERT STARKWEATHER

Kao Roomchang (right) and Long Sophy, both 21-year-old natives of Battambang, face each other for a fourth time on Sunday at TV5 boxing arena in Takhmao.

KAO Roomchang will try and draw even with Long Sophy when the pair meet Sunday in the main event at TV5 boxing arena.

Currently one of the hottest names in boxing, Kao Roomchang has struggled to convincingly put Long Sophy behind him. In three previous meetings, he has beaten Long Sophy only once, with the losses accounting for two of only five in his career.

The pair last met in April, when Long Sophy outpointed Kao Roomchang at CTN.

But if history is on the side of Long Sophy, momentum is not.

Since the loss in April, Kao Roomchang has scored two of the biggest victories of his career. In May, the 21-year-old Battambang native scored an impressive decision over Lao Sinath, the current 60-kilogramme champion. Then in June, he upset veritable boxing legend Nuon Soriya with a narrow points victory.

Long Sophy enters the ring Sunday coming off two straight losses. In his last outing June 14, he dropped a decision to Lao Sinath following from another decision loss to Kao Bunheng a week earlier.

Long Sophy, also a 21-year-old hailing from Battambang, fights for Salavorn boxing club. Kao Roomchang, a soldier with Brigade 43, fights for Club Anlong Veng.

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