Cambodian kickboxer Em Vichet has been champing at the bit to get back in the ring for the past seven months and will mark his return with a bout against Nun Chumnith at Bayon TV arena on Saturday.
The Rithy Porsenchey Club fighter, who won the Carabao 60kg Championship last year, suffered a broken jaw during his match with Chhen Khwan Nguy at TV3 on March 30 that required emergency surgery at Phnom Penh’s Russian Hospital.
Medical bills were funded by Vichet’s supporters and, after months of recovery and working as a motodop, he is now ready for his comeback fight.
“I have returned to full fitness, which means I can fight energetically for five rounds,” Vichet told the Post. “Although I haven’t fought for a while, I went to the gym every evening and more importantly, I have trained with my boxing coach.”