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Boxer left fighting for his life after debut bout

Boxer left fighting for his life after debut bout

Local kickboxer Puth Amab was in critical condition at Calmette hospital yesterday after collapsing during his fight against Soy Dinko at Bayon TV boxing arena on Sunday. The 20-year-old from Svay Rieng who fights out of Puth Serey Vong Club was making his first appearance in the ring and suffered a barrage of blows in the first round before collapsing to the canvas in the second round. Scans at the hospital revealed internal bleeding of the lungs. Puth Amab’s trainer Yoeun Chhoeun declined to give details of the fighter’s condition, but noted that he had not done much training in preparation for the bout.

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