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Lao Chantrea

    Lao Chantrea (Khmer: ឡៅ ចន្ទ្រា) , born in 1993, is a distinguished professional Kun Khmer fighter from Kampong Speu Province. Widely recognized by his moniker, Neay Sangha Kun Khmer Kaeng Machureach, loosely translating to “The Handsome Kun Khmer Fighter with life-taking elbow,” Chantrea has earned a formidable reputation in the realm of Cambodian martial arts.

    Personal Life and Family Legacy

    Born in Trapaing Pur, Phnom Touch Commune, Oudong District, Kampong Speu Province, Chantrea is deeply rooted in the rich tradition of Cambodian martial arts. Hailing from a family with a storied lineage in the annals of Cambodian combat sports, he is surrounded by accomplished siblings. His elder brother, Lao Sinat, is revered as an all-time legend in Cambodian martial arts.

    Meanwhile, his younger brother, Lao Chetra, holds the title of one of the most beloved Kun Khmer fighters, known for his respectful demeanor, maturity, non-aggressive approach, and unwavering determination, showcasing deadly skills in the arena. Chantrea’s family legacy extends further with another younger brother, Lao Sayneth, who is rapidly emerging as a rising star in the world of Kun Khmer.

    SEA Games Journey

    In the 2023 edition of the SEA Games, hosted by Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Lao Chantrea achieved a significant milestone by securing the gold medal in the men’s 75kg category. His triumph came after a compelling final-round victory over Vietnamese boxer Nguyen Hong Quan. This marked Chantrea’s second international accolade, following his bronze medal win at a kick-boxing event in the SEA Games edition hosted by the Philippines in 2019.

    With each competition, Lao Chantrea continues to carve his legacy as a skilled and accomplished Kun Khmer fighter on the global stage.

    On January 4, 2024, at the “Battle of the King” event organized by KTV in Phnom Penh, Chantrea seized the Krud Kun Khmer Belt by securing a victory against the seasoned Thai Fighter Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee with a unanimous decision.

    Championships and accomplishments

    • 2014 > Leo Beer Belt (60 kg)
    • 2016 > PNN Leo Beer Champion
    • 2016 > Kubota Champion
    • 2018 > ISI PALM Champion
    • 2019 > National Championship Gold Medalist (67 kg)
    • 2023 > Southeast Asian Games Gold Medalist (75 kg)
    Born 1994
    From Kampong Speu Province
    Height 1.75m
    Weight 73kg
    Nick Names Kaeng Machureach
    Style Kun Khmer
    Stance Southpaw
    Team RCAF Boxing Association
    Trainer Hang Soeurn
    Years Active -Present
    Total 102
    Wins 82
    Losses 18
    Draws 02
    TKOs 27
    Last Updated 04.05.2024 (TVK)
    CAUTION: The fight records of Kun Khmer Fighters have been inconsistent across TV stations. Therefore, these numbers are subject to change based on the latest fights available, with the name of the TV station hosting the event mentioned.


    2 responses to “Lao Chantrea”

    1. […] his name as an all-time legend in the realm of Cambodian martial arts, while his middle brother, Lao Chantrea, presently reigns as the apex competitor in his weight […]

    2. […] Sinat leads a family bloodline of Kun Khmer fighters, including Lao Chantrea, Lao Chetra, and Lao Sayneth. Before entering the world of martial arts, Sinat worked in a garment […]

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