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Thun Sophea beats Vouey Sothun purple

Thun Sophea (pictured) caused severe bruising on the legs of opponent Vouey Sothun during their fight at TV5 arena Friday.

Ministry of Defense Boxing Club great Thun Sophea returned to the ring Friday night at the TV5 boxing arena, easily earning the decision over veteran Vouey Sothun.

Southpaw Thun Sophea scored with lead hooks and low inside kicks and generally outmanoeuvred a keen but overwhelmed Vouey Sothun.

The inside of Vouey Sothun’s left thigh was black within minutes of the opening bell, and by the end of round five it was displaying fantastic hues of red and purple.

Thun Sophea’s had beaten Vouey Sothun on two previous occasions, and emerged victorious over “Contender Asia” star Dominik Zidov in his most recent competitive fight back in August.

He is widely considered as Cambodia’s best kickboxer, winning against every local fighter of note, including Vorn Viva and Meas Chanta, and both ISKA world champions, “The Raging Bull” Chey Kosal and Sen Bunthen.



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