Vietnamese boxer to fight for world championship belt in October

By Hoang Nguyen   August 27, 2021 | 07:34 am GMT+7
Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi is scheduled to compete in a title fight for the world WBO belt in October in South Korea.

Nhi, 24, will fight Japanese boxer Tada Etsuko on Oct. 23.

After winning the Asia-Oceania WBO belt in February last year, Nhi planned to compete for the world title with Japan’s Ayaka Miyao in June. However, due to Covid-19, the event was postponed.

Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi wins the Asia-Oceania WBO belt in February 2020. Photo courtesy of World Boxing Organization

Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi wins the Asia-Oceania WBO belt in February 2020. Photo courtesy of World Boxing Organization

In late 2020, Etsuko defeated Miyao to claim the world WBO belt. Nhi was supposed to fight Etsuko in April but the Covid-19 pandemic continued and the match was moved to October.

Etsuko, 32, is a four-time world champion. In her career, Etsuko fought 26 matches with 20 wins, three draws and three losses. Nhi has only competed in four professional matches so far, winning all.

To prepare for this important title fight, Nhi went to Uzbekistan to train and boost her form, determined to achieve the goal she has been chasing this past year.

 
 
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