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Vietnam boxing champ to defend IBF Asia belt against Filipino opponent

By Hoang Nguyen   July 2, 2022 | 07:00 pm PT
Vietnam boxing champ to defend IBF Asia belt against Filipino opponent
A poster for a boxing match between Dinh Hong Quan (L) and Delmar Pellio in the IBF Asia title match on April 23, 2022. Photo by International Boxing Federation
Three months after becoming the first Vietnamese boxer to win an IBF Asia belt, Dinh Hong Quan will defend his title against a Filipino opponent.

The IBF Asia lightweight champion will fight Jules Victoriano on July 30. The match will take place at The Grand Ho Tram Strip Resort in the southern beach town Vung Tau.

In April, at the IBF-WBO 4 Titles Match event, also hosted at The Grand Ho Tram, Quan defeated Delmar Pellio of the Philippines in the title match after 10 rounds. The victory helped Quan bring Vietnam the first title of the International Boxing Federation or IBF, one of the big four boxing federations in the world.

Quan’s next opponent, Victoriano, is another talented Filipino boxer with 15 professional fights (11 wins, four losses and eight knockouts). Victoriano is 325th on the world ranking of lightweight boxers, while Quan is 228th.

So far, Quan has fought 10 professional matches in his career, with eight wins, one draw and one loss. Of these, Quan has won by knockout four times.

On the same day, another Vietnamese boxer will also step into the ring. Sam Minh Phat will fight Indonesia’s Frengky Rohi.

 
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