Vietnamese boxer Truong Cao Minh Phat clinched the world belt on his home turf, triumphing over Iranian Mostafa Armand at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday night.
The event, entitled Muay Thai Rampage (MTR): Call of Honor, was organized for the first time in Vietnam featuring strong local and international martial artists at the Saigon Sports Club.
The Phat and Armand fight was the main bout, fighting for the men’s super-featherweight 58.9kg title.
The contest unfolded with captivating moments from the start.
|Truong Cao Minh Phat (L) kicks Iranian Mostafa Armand during the final for the men’s super-featherweight 58.9kg title at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2023. Photo: Cindy|
Ranked eighth globally, Phat exerted pressure on his opponent with a potent and precise fighting style.
Armand, the 10th-ranked world boxer, retaliated fiercely, displaying both bravery and extensive experience.
During the fourth round, Phat unleashed an onslaught that proved too much for Armand, leading the referee to declare a technical knockout victory for Phat.
|Huynh Hoang Phi (L) kicks Morocco’s Amghari Ayoub during the bantamweight 53.526kg final at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2023. Photo: Cindy|
This historic triumph solidified the 1995-born boxer as the first Vietnamese muay athlete to earn the WBC Muay Thai world champion title.
On the same night, another Vietnamese boxer, Huynh Hoang Phi, secured victory in the co-main card of the event against Morocco’s Amghari Ayoub in the men’s bantamweight 53.526kg category.