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Triumph for Cambodian martial artist after defeat of British fighter

Khmer boxer Prum Samnang says he obtained a heat response from each Cambodian and Thai combat followers after defeating British fighter Thomas Carpenter in Thailand – regardless of the present ‘scorching’ controversy between the two units of supporters

Regardless of Carpenter towering over the diminutive Khmer fighter, Samnang was capable of make brief work of his opponent – knocking him into unconsciousness in 2 minutes

After arriving again in Phnom Penh, Samnang expressed his happiness that he had introduced success to the nation and all Khmer martial arts followers

He famous that the present scenario is ‘scorching’ between Khmer martial arts followers and Muay Thai followers at this time, as a consequence of current controversy between Thailand and Cambodia over whether or not the normal boxing fashion must be referred to as Muay Thai or Kun Khmer – as described by the Cambodian hosts of the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games in Might.

Cambodia has said that the identify of the occasion is Kun Khmer, saying that the martial artwork initially got here from Cambodia

Charoen Wattanasin, vice-chairman of the Nationwide Olympic Committee of Thailand, said that because the Worldwide Olympic Committee had not recognised the time period Kun Khmer, the Thai Boxing Affiliation wouldn’t ship Thai boxers to compete.

Vath Chamroeun, secretary-general of the Cambodian Southeast Asian Video games Organising Committee, reportedly stated the host nation had the best to vary the identify of the occasion to Kun Khmer.

So as to add fireplace to the flames, the Honorary Vice President of the Khmer Boxing Federation lately introduced that he’ll give a villa value $ 270,000 to any Khmer boxer that may beat Thai martial artwork champion Buakaw Banchamek

The Cambodian nationwide workforce participant stated that due to this, he turned extra nervous and fearful earlier than the match, however he was decided to win and never lose for the sake of Khmer martial arts.

The 38-year-old fighter said: “Earlier than and throughout the preparations for the match, I obtained numerous messages from each the spectators and on their cell phones.

Some individuals stated, ‘… this match cannot be misplaced.’

Some individuals say that you must work exhausting as a result of it’s the face of the nation

Some say it’s the face of Khmer martial arts.

There are individuals calling, there are individuals speaking to me, it makes me extra scared, extra fearful, nevertheless it makes me much more hungry for victory . ”

Prum Samnang added, “This success could be very particular at a time after we are having a scorching subject between Khmer martial arts and Muay Thai.

I’m very comfortable, very comfortable that we’re having this scorching factor, after we are profitable once more, discover one thing incomparable.

But when we lose, for instance, lose in a sport, it’s okay, but when we lose within the warmth of the second, we’re very embarrassed . ”

Heng Sokkhon, Secretary Common of the Khmer Boxing Federation, additionally confirmed that after main Prum Samnang to take part within the Thai Battle, the true scenario appears to be the alternative of the contrversey depicted in social media, the place each followers have been indignant with one another.

He said that on the occasion, each Cambodians and  Thai individuals have proven the identical love and assist for Khmer boxers and that even the organizers of this huge occasion assist Khmer boxers and boxers.

“To be sincere, the Thai individuals love and assist Khmer martial arts,” he stated.

‘They cheered and cheered (when Prum Samnang defeated Thomas)

Thai individuals got here to hug and ask for a congratulatory photograph ”

Prum Samnang is now making ready for the thirty second SEA Video games in Cambodia after he gained a bronze medal within the thirty first SEA Video games in Vietnam in Might 2022.

After getting back from Vietnam, Samnang has strengthened his capacity much more and, within the final 10 matches, he’s undefeated – together with 9 knock outs

  • Tags: Kun Khmer, Muay Thai

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