Today: 29/05/2023 01:46:35 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese boxer defends WBA Asia belt against Korean

Truong Dinh Hoang defended his WBA Asia super middleweight title, winning by points against South Korea's Dae Hyun-baek in a title match in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Hoang, 32, entered the game confidently and overwhelmed Dae, who is eight years younger. Throughout 12 rounds on Saturday night, Hoang often had quick and powerful hooks to Dae's face. He also showed experience in adjusting the pace and tempo to counter the opponent. From the seventh round to the end, he dominated with precise hits. He is also an expert when it comes to distributing physical strength and choosing the right time to strike, which stunned Dae many times.

Vietnamese boxer, defends WBA Asia belt, Truong Dinh Hoang, super middleweight title, South Korea's Dae Hyun-baek, physical strength, young and energetic boxer

Truong Dinh Hoang (L) throws a left hook at Dae Hyun-baek in the WBA Asia super middleweight title match on March 25, 2023.

Meanwhile, in his first boxing match abroad, Dae lacked awareness in defending despite having great tolerance in taking punches. The 24-year-old boxer’s effort to knock out Hoang in the last round when he had nothing left to lose was not enough and he was defeated.

"Going up against the young and energetic boxer, the coaching staff and I studied him very carefully in order to have a reasonable strength distribution and reduce the excitement of the opponent," Hoang said after the match. "The home fans also gave me more energy to win."

In another match, boxer Nguyen Ngoc Hai competed in the WBA South Asia super-lightweight title match against Thai boxer Campee Phayom.

In the first round, the two boxers had a careful approach as they launched consecutive attacks at each other, but neither fighter hit well.

The turning point came in the second round when Phayom suddenly lost focus. Hai immediately took the opportunity to land multiple punches on his opponent and knocked him to the floor twice. Phayom tried to continue but the referee stopped the match and Hai won by a technical knockout. With this victory, Hai won the first title in his professional career.

"I want to thank everyone who came to support me in this victory," Hai said. "I’m very proud after trying my best to bring the WBA South Asia belt to Vietnam."

Another Vietnamese boxer who competed in title matches on Saturday, Le Huu Toan lost when he failed to defend his Asia minimum weight belt against Filipino boxer Garen Diagan. The result was tight, as Diagan only edged Toan out by one point from the referees after 12 rounds.

All three title matches were part of "Lead: Born To Lead," an event hosted by Shadow Entertainment and the HCMC Boxing Federation, at the Saigon Sports Club in District 7.

Vietnamese movie enters world's top 10 box office on weekend
Comedian Tran Thanh's “Nha Ba Nu” (Nu’s Family) peaked sixth at the global box office last weekend.
'Nha Ba Nu' smashes box office records over Tet holiday
“Nha Ba Nu” (Nu’s Family) pulled in a record number of movie goers over the Lunar New Year holiday to rank second in the revenue chart of the Vietnamese film history.
Tet movie sets new record at the Vietnamese box office
“Nha Ba Nu,” the directorial debut of comedian and TV host Tran Thanh, has sold the all-time highest number of pre-order tickets for Tet, the Lunar New Year holiday.
Vietnam boxing champ defeats Filipino opponent, but title left vacant
Dinh Hong Quan defeated challenger Arnel Baconaje Saturday. However, the IBF Asia lightweight title remains vacant as the Vietnamese fighter was stripped of his belt one day before the title defense.
Vietnamese boxing champ trains with Manny Pacquiao for title defense match
After training with Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, IBF Asia belt holder Dinh Hong Quan is confident he can defend his title against fellow countryman Arnel Baconaje this December.

Source: VnExpress

Vietnamese boxer, defends WBA Asia belt, Truong Dinh Hoang, super middleweight title, South Korea's Dae Hyun-baek, physical strength, young and energetic boxer
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News