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TV5 hosts intl fights Friday

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Formidable 22-year-old Battambang native Bheut Kam will fight 18-year-old Harlee Avison of Australia at TV5’s Water Festival fight night Friday.

Local kickboxing stars Bheut Kam, Nuon Soriya and Thun Sophea are set to fight international fighters – who train in Thailand – at TV5 boxing arena Friday.

TOP Cambodian kickboxers will face foreign fighters this Friday at Old Stadium in an event organised by TV5 to celebrate the Water Festival.

TV5 representative Seng Kadeka said that the three foreign opponents have a wealth of experience in training and professional fighting in
Thailand, although he noted that this will be the first time for them in a Cambodian ring.

Bheut Kam from Saravorn Keila Club will take on 18-year-old Australian Harlee Avison. Avison, who first started training in kickboxing at the tender age of 5, has been a professional fighter in Thailand for over two years. During his 29 bouts, including three in Bangkok’s famous Lumpini stadium, the young Aussie has won 23, and lost 6.

Experienced local legend Nuon Soriya from Ministry of Interior Club will meet 24-year-old Nakamaru. The Japanese man boasts a 21-3 professional in Thailand.

Thun Sophea from Ministry of National Defence Club is pitted against Russian boxer Mitery, with the foreigner holding a 25-8-2 professional record.

Cambodian fighters complete card
They are other five matches between local fighters on the undercard.

Him Saran will meet Les Toek, Sarim Vanthan faces off against Bith Bunthoeun, Kan Sovan fights Lim Bunna, Chim Sarath is up against Cheng Rithy, and Mtes Khmaing takes on Rithy Kao.

Fights start at 4:30pm, with an entrance fee of US$3 per person.

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