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Cambodian SEA Games medallists out to win at World Fight today

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Yen Dina (left) and Anil Mehta will face each other at the World Fight Kun Khmer Series on July 27. SUPPLIED

Cambodian SEA Games medallists out to win at World Fight today

Top Cambodian boxers Yen Dina, Chhoeun Lvei and Amarin Phuthong, all fresh from winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively at the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam, are looking to continue in winning ways at Morodok Techo National Stadium today evening.

The three kickboxers say they are confident of victory in their matches at the World Fight Tournament 2022, with five fights on the card as Cambodians clash with fighters from five different countries.

The main bout is the matchup between SEA Games gold medallist Dina and Indian fighter Anil Metha in the 63.5kg category.

The winner advances to the next round, while the loser will be eliminated, with Dina saying he was well prepared and confident of victory.

"I will do my best so that our neighbours can see the strength of Khmer martial arts," said Dina, a Vietnam SEA Games gold medallist in Kun Khmer.

SEA Games silver medalist Chhoeun Lvay is out to beat British boxer Alexander Michael in their 71kg bout.

"I am 100 per cent ready for the fight. I am determined to be the attacking boxer because I want to show that I am a real silver medallist," Lvay said.

Rising young boxer Amarin Phuthong, who won bronze at the Vietnam SEA Games in wushu, said he had strengthened his skills to compete in the Khmer martial art.

The son of former boxer Eh Phuthong said: "I won a bronze medal at the SEA Games in Vietnam in wushu, but in my last three Kun Khmer competitions, I have beaten all Thai boxers. I have strengthened my ability and technique."

At the World Fight Tournament, there will also be two international friendly bouts, in which Cambodia's Tuon Sreypin will compete in the 53.5 kg weight category with Brazil's Brabara Aguiar, while Kim Bora faces Thai fighter Sor Decha Than in the 61kg category.


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