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Six Cambodian boxers bound for France bouts

The French and Cambodian boxing federations have joined forces to send six Cambodian fighters to France, where they are to train and compete against European and Asian opponents between November and next April.

According to Paris-based coach Hou Sothy, the technical director of the Cambodian Boxing Federation’s France department, the fighters were selected from 16 hopefuls to appear in kickboxing bouts in cities across France.

The list includes Battambang Club’s Yuk Yeak (57kg), Roeung Sophon of Macoch Reachsey Club (63.5kg), No 31 Brigade Club’s Vong Noy (67kg), Yen Dina (60kg) and Sen Rady (55kg), both of Apsara Kun Khmer Club, and Ministry of Interior Club’s Sen Bunthen (72kg).

The boxers will receive $600 for each match and are slated to fight twice a month, according to CBF president in France Moen Se Sara.

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