Two foreigners fighting at Cambodian rings
Phnom Penh. Although a little old (May 14), I find this relate very interesting from one of my journalist students of how he saw a pradal fighting where two foreigners tried to get a name in the Cambodian rings. The first fight was made by nationally known Chey Kosol of the Sanghawk Kayla Club against Japanese Atoshi Namura and they tied the fight. At the end of the game ‘it seems not reaction from the public when the referee declared it tied,’ said the reporter. ‘Kosol hit Namura with his elbow and produced a lot of blood, so it came that the referee counted to the Japanese until 8, but he could stand up and produced a lot of troubles to Kosol.’
The Japanese did a good game, however. ‘Kosol took a good advantage of Namura since the first round and the Cambodian played with his face all the time, until the third round. But the Japanese could put his punches on the Kosol body, especially he could connect some kicks on Kosol’s knee,’ described our reporter. ‘It was, of course, because Kosol was already tired and he almost let the Japanese to learn him some lessons, but fortunately the bell rank just at time and nobody said nothing from the public,’ he concludes.
A Brazilian boxer was less lucky than Namura. Alde Ton had to face Kound Reach from the Emergency Unit Number Three teams, who defeated at the third round. Our reporter says: ‘In round second Reach caused a lot of blood in Alde Ton, a man from Brazil. Then, the Brazilian began to shout ‘shit! shit! shit!’ a word many people learned then. He said it when he was attacked by Reach.’ Alde Ton (we tried to investigate the real Portuguese spelling), tried to counterattack the Cambodian, but Reach could manage to escape from the punish. ‘In round two Kound Reach used his right elbow, the same he used to hurt Alde Ton during the first round, but Alde could give more trouble to the Cambodian. Then Reach connected a strong hit in his left eyebrow and caused more bleeding. This time the wound was so impressive and people got scared, then the referee decided to stop the game for humanitarian considerations and it was over.’