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Prom Samnang

    Prom Samnang (Khmer: ព្រំ សំណាង), born on September 9, 1986 in Kampong Speu Province, has solidified his status as a distinguished Cambodian Kun Khmer fighter, earning widespread acclaim as the most revered figure in Cambodian fighting circles. His remarkable journey includes a Gold medal triumph at the 2023 SEA Games, where he proudly carried the flag for Team Cambodia during the opening ceremony.

    Personal Life

    Samnang, affectionately known among sports enthusiasts as “Cheang Kat Sak Dai Ek” or “The Barber,” seamlessly combines his roles as a formidable fighter and a skilled barber at a popular Phnom Penh barbershop. In a notable move, he ventured into the realm of music by signing a two-year contract as a singer with Bong Plerng Media in 2023.

    Career Highlights

    On April 15, 2023, Samnang faced Thai martial arts luminary Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee under Kun Khmer rules in Cambodia. The match, set against the vibrant backdrop of Siem Reap during the traditional New Year celebration, resulted in a resounding unanimous decision in favor of Samnang.

    Thai Fight Triumphs

    February 5, 2023, witnessed Samnang’s victory over former IBF Muay Thai champion Thomas Carpenter from England, earning him the Thai Fight Kard Chuek championship title. On February 26, 2023, he continued his winning streak by defeating Russian kickboxer Firdavszhon Naiimov on the Thai Fight stage in a swift two-minute match.

    SEA Games Achievements

    Having secured a bronze medal in the 2021 SEA Games in Vietnam, Samnang’s return marked an undefeated streak with numerous knockouts. In the 2023 SEA Games held in Cambodia, he clinched the gold medal in the 81 kg weight category, defeating Tun Tun Min from Myanmar and receiving a house from sports drink company Boostrong as a reward.

    Born September 9, 1986
    From Kampong Speu Province
    Height 1.83m
    Weight 81 kg
    Nick Names Cheang Kat Sak Dai Ek or Cheang Kat Sak Kan Tray Meas (the Barber)
    Style Kun Khmer
    Stance Orthodox
    Team 911 Parachute Battalion Club, Kong Chak Reachasey Mean Rith
    Trainer Hong Seoun – Sen Bunthen
    Years Active 2010-Present
    Total 174
    Wins 158
    Losses 13
    Draws 03
    TKOs 80
    Last Updated 18.05.2024 (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.