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Pich Sophan

    Pich Sophan (Khmer: ពេជ្រ សុផាន់), born on July 1, 1982, in Takeo Province, is a retired Kun Khmer boxer turned Kun Khmer master, referee, and the founder of the Khmer Boxing Club Pich Sophan.

    Personal Life

    Born into a farming family in Prey Kabas District, Takeo Province, Sophan is one of five siblings, including his brother Pich Seiha, who also pursued a career in Kun Khmer. Despite his achievements as a boxer and coach, Sophan remains grounded, prioritizing the well-being and development of his students above all else.

    Boxing Career

    Sophan’s boxing career spanned from 1999 to 2009, during which he gained recognition as “the Mighty Fist Fighter.” He participated in numerous tournaments, showcasing his bravery and delivering fast and heavy punches. As a member of the Boxing Association of the Ministry of National Defense, he secured victories in various weight categories, including notable wins at the Channel 5 arena in 2004. Additionally, Sophan ventured into international boxing, competing in countries such as Australia, where he fought approximately 10 times with only a few defeats. He also spent around four years offering Kun Khmer training there.

    Legacy after the Ring

    Upon retiring from professional boxing, Sophan transitioned into coaching, aiming to preserve traditional Khmer martial arts. He founded the Kun Khmer Training Gym in Phnom Penh, offering training to Kun Khmer enthusiasts aged 15 to 18. Additionally, Sophan serves as a referee and continues to mentor young athletes at the Youth Movement Boxing Club.

    Sophan’s dedication to nurturing young talent extends beyond the boxing ring. He emphasizes the importance of discipline and commitment, providing support and guidance to his students. Despite facing challenges with dropout rates due to a lack of discipline among today’s youth, Sophan remains committed to fostering a new generation of skilled boxers. He has trained prominent fighters like Pich Sambath and Pich Bunseth, among others.

    Born 1982
    From Takeo Province
    Other Names The Might Fist Figher
    Height 1. 69 m
    Weight 57kg,63.5kg, 67kg
    Style Kun Khmer
    Stance Orthodox
    Boxing Gym RCAF Boxing Association
    Trainer Chhit Sarim
    Years Active 1999-2009 (Retired)
    Total 155
    Wins 133
    Losses 18
    Draws 04
    TKOs 51
    Last updated 2008 (TV5)  
    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.