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Sophorn all set for kun Khmer challenge in France

Roeung Sophorn poses with his belts. Yeun Ponlork
Roeung Sophorn poses with his belts. Yeun Ponlork

Sophorn all set for kun Khmer challenge in France

Kun Khmer fighter Roeung Sophorn has signed a contract to compete in a Thai Fight event in Bangkok before he departs to France for a further three title bouts in a period of just three months, according to the Interior Ministry’s Boxing Association.

The deal came about after the boxer won the 69kg Red Bull Boxing Championship at the CNC Arena in Phnom Penh last month, his sixth title in his 10-year boxing career, which brought him a purse of $5,000.

Sophorn told The Post yesterday: “I have reached deals to fight in international boxing events on the soil of three countries – our country, in Thailand and in France.

He added: “Over four months, I have seven fights, including three fights in Cambodia. On February 18, I am going to fight at CNC TV station, while on February 25, I have another international bout at SEATV station. On March 4, I will fight at CNC again.”

After the bouts in his home country, Sophorn is expecting tough challenges, with his fight in Bangkok in Thai Fight on March 24, while he has another three title fights during his three-month stay in France, starting on April 4, before he returns to the Kingdom.

Sophorn said: “The three fights in France are all in a title competition called European-Asian Boxing Championships, and I strongly believe I can at least bring one of the belts back to Cambodia.”

Meam Sysora, president of the Kun Khmer Boxing Federation based in France and head of Kun Khmer International Federation said: “I will accompany Roeung Sophorn inFrance in early April. He will compete in the annual boxing event participated in by boxers from Asian and European countries.”

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