Cambodia national boxer, Sao Rangsey, finished Singaporean boxer in the first round of the international event at Singapore.
Buy Sophoan, the Secretary General of Cambodia Boxing Federation, lauded Rangsey for his rapid improvement ahead of the 32nd South East Asian (SEA) Games in 2023, when Cambodia hosts this biggest event for the first time in history.
“After the fight in Singapore, we could see a good improvement that Rangsey has made,” said Sophoan.
“He is good technically and looks smart after he trained with a foreign coach. He knocked out his Singaporean opponent in the very first round.”
Meanwhile, another national boxer, Hun Kimheang, has also made a good progress despite a defeat.
“Kimheang did well as it’s a very narrow defeat. We thought he would even win the fight,” Sophoan added.
“He landed many punches on targets, and he completely dominated the third round. I think he didn’t deserve a defeat.”
The boxing duo’s lack of international competitions is a big worry for Sophoan, and he also claimed that more international experience would benefit them a lot ahead of the SEA Games 2023.