Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Sen Bunthen claims unpopular decision




Sen Bunthen claims unpopular decision

Sen Bunthen claims unpopular decision

The first round of bouts of TV3’s month-long Gold Regent International Kun Khmer Championship  were fought on Saturday. Local boxer Sen Bunthen was awarded a decision victory over Thiago Teixara amidst a chorus of boos from the spectators who believed the Brazilian had deserved the win. Bunthen had lead the first three rounds with some ferocious knee and elbow combinations, but Teixara hit back strongly in round four. In the last round, Bunthen angered the fans by repeatedly avoiding an advancing Teixara before confirming his advance to the 8-man tournament semifinals, slated for February 26. In Saturday’s other bout, Ahmad Vahid of Iran weathered a fourth round fight back from 25-year-old local fighter Ven Sovann to book his place in the next round. Next The remaining two quarterfinal fights at 71kg will be held next Saturday at TV3, with “the Cambodian Bull” Chey Kosal up against Stephen Meikle of Scotland and Svay Rieng’s Thun Sophea facing Thai-American Michael Corley. The final is slated for March 5.

MOST VIEWED

  • First Khmer woman to pass out of West Point

    The life of a soldier certainly isn’t for everyone. The training is gruelling, the hours long and there’s no room for excuses. On top of that, soldiers must be ready to respond to sudden threats at a moment’s notice. Just ask Sithyka

  • Tourists urged not to skip trip

    The Ministry of Tourism has called on international tourists not to cancel trips to Cambodia, but urged them to adhere to several dos and don’ts when arriving in the Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry released an eight-point instruction manual on Wednesday published

  • The taxman cometh – Cambodia’s capital gains tax casts the net on individual taxpayers

    In a country where only limited personal income tax existed, the new taxation law beginning January 1, 2021, will make taxpayers out of Cambodians, whether they are ready for it or not About two years ago, a little known amendment was made to Article 7 of the Law

  • Cambodian-American gets Star Trek treatment

    Kevin Ung, a Cambodian-American whose family escaped genocide during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, was recently selected from thousands of applicants to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s inaugural 2020 Star Trek Command Training Programme, a course intended to give hands-on filmmaking experience

  • Cambodia seeks to be transport hub

    Cambodia is working on several fronts to modernise its transport infrastructure and services, concentrating on opening new international gates to relieve and balance traffic congestion at its borders, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Thursday. This is part of the Kingdom’

  • Deminers unearth ancient lion statue

    Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) director-general Heng Ratana told The Post on Tuesday that a statue of a lion was found by mine clearance experts while they were digging for a development project. It was sent to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts last