Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cheam Adam to fight in final




Cheam Adam to fight in final

Cheam Adam to fight in final

Cheam Adam outpointed Van Chanvey on Saturday to secure a bid for the inaugural TV3 light-welterweight title.

Cheam Adam, the soft-spoken 22-year-old from Kampong Cham, will face undefeated Koh Kong star Phon Phanna on September 4, in a contest to crown the station’s first 63.5 kilogram champion.

The title fight concludes a four-man round-robin tournament that began in July. In the co-feature Saturday, Phon Phanna survived a cut over the left eye to earn a decision over Nuon Phireak, who will join Van Chanvey in an early tournament exit. Phon Phanna narrowly beat Cheam Adam on points when the pair met in the first week of the tournament.

Kao Roomchang knocks out Lao Sinath

Across town at the Bayon TV boxing arena, Kao Roomchang smashed CTN light-welterweight champion Lao Sinath with elbows to score a swift second-round knockout.

Kao Roomchang rocked Lao Sinath with a left elbow in the opening minute to score the first of three eight-counts in the round. Lao Sinath said he never saw what hit him.

A half minute later, with Lao Sinath hurt and pinned against the ropes, Kao Roomchang unloaded another flurry of elbows, cutting Lao Sinath twice on the nose and forcing a bloodied and beaten champ to turn away.

Referee Chey Bunchoeu stopped to clean up the blood, then gave another eight count. The extra rest did little to help a badly shaken Lao Sinath.
Within seconds, another flurry of elbows dropped Lao Sinath to the canvas, and Chey Bunchoeu stepped in and stopped the fight for good.

“Easy,” said Kao Roomchang, who has faced and beaten Lao Sinath twice, but never in a title bout.

MOST VIEWED

  • All inbound flights set to face added scrutiny

    Ministry of Health spokesperson Or Vandine said on Monday that the ministry is monitoring all inbound flights, after it was announced that only those from Malaysia and Indonesia will be temporarily cancelled from August 1. Vandine said on Monday that the two countries were identified as

  • Flights from Indonesia, Malaysia cancelled

    A Ministry of Health official has warned of the possibility of Covid-19 spreading through community transmission after the total infected cases in the Kingdom rose to 225. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine told reporters on Saturday that the possibility of community transmission cannot be overlooked and that

  • Man in quarantine dies of ‘overdose’

    The Ministry of Health on Thursday said a Cambodian migrant worker who died while being isolated at a quarantine centre in Tbong Khmum province’s Kroch Chhmar district may have died from syncope or overdose of tablets. In a statement, the ministry said the 21-year-old

  • Ministry set to reopen 20 schools in August

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will allow 20 high-safety-standards schools to reopen next month despite new cases of Covid-19 in the country. Ministry spokesperson Ros Soveacha wrote in a Telegram message on Wednesday that the schools are in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.