Hoang first Vietnamese to win WBA Asia East boxing title

By Ngoc Thanh   October 20, 2019 | 12:47 pm GMT+7

Truong Dinh Hoang won the World Boxing Association Asia East Super Middleweight title beating South Korea’s Lee Gyu Hyun in Hanoi on Saturday.

Hoang (pants in white and gold), who is a 11-time super middleweight national champion and gold medalist in the 2015 SEA Games, fights against Hyun at Hanois Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square as part of the international boxing event Victory 8, the Legends of Hoan Kiem.

Hoang (in white and gold trunks), a 11-time Vietnamese super middleweight champion and a gold medalist at the 2015 SEA Games, took on Lee in an international boxing event billed Victory 8, the Legends of Hoan Kiem at the Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square.

Hyun, 25, starts the match with a flurry of blows, but lacks effectiveness against an experienced Hoang and his blocks.

The South Korean, 25, started with a flurry of punches, but many failed on land on target or were blocked by the experienced Hoang.

As the second round ends, the match falls in Hoangs favor.

By the end of the second round, the bout had swung in Hoang’s favor.

Hoang takes a break as his team helps him recover and discuss strategies for the next round.

Hoang between rounds as his team discusses strategies with him.

Hoang assaults his opponent with quick, consecutive strikes that pack a real punch. The Vietnamese boxer won by knock-out in his last two professional matches.

Hoang lands some quick, powerful blows. The Vietnamese boxer had won his last two professional matches by KO.

Hyuns strikes start to get weaker and less accurate as Hoang wears him down.

Lee starts to get weaker and even less accurate as Hoang wears him down.

The referee signals for the two to separate.

The referee signals for the two to break after a clinch.

As the endgame draws closer, Hyun starts to get hasty and reckless. Hoang remains steadfast in his evasions and accurate punches.

As the end draws closer, Lee starts to get anxious and a bit reckless. Hoang continues to evade and block well and land accurate punches of his own.

Hoang bows before his opponent with respect as the referee announces him as the winner after 10 rounds.

Hoang bows to his opponent as the referee announces him the winner at the end of the 10 rounds.

Hoang celebrates his win, pointing at his King tattoo on his left arm.

Hoang celebrates his win by pointing at the ‘King’ tattoo on his left arm.

Hoang is the first Vietnamese boxer to wins the championship title of the WBA Asia East.

Hoang is the first Vietnamese boxer to win any WBA Asia East title.

The winning cup and belt is given to Hoang after the match.

Hoang receives the winner’s belt and trophy.

Hoang thanks the Hanoi audience for cheering for him.

Hoang thanks the Hanoi audience for their raucous support.

 
 
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