HCMC Vietnam Nov 29, 2019
VSP Boxing have revealed that they have ambitious plans for Vietnam star Nguyen Van Duong in 2020. Just this year, the boxing management company created a five star gym in District 1 HCMC, and also made the marquee signing of the talented Hanoi fighter with the intentions of turning him pro. VSP Boxing has revealed they are in discussions with Korean promoters to unveil Duong as early as this coming January.
"Nguyen Van Duong is a major talent, and we predict that he will transition perfectly to the pro ranks. He had a superb performance against an absolute killer in Jenel Lausa at Victory 8, and it really showed what he is capable of. We rate Lausa highly - he is unbeaten in 10 fights as a pro, and is a last start titleholder." a spokesman for VSP Boxing said. Victory 8 Legends of Hoan Kiem was the biggest boxing event in the history of Vietnam, attracting a crowd of 25,000 people, and was watched by millions more online and on television. Nguyen Van Duong fought as main the undercard to the WBA Asia title match which was won by his Vietnamese compatriot “The King”Truong Dinh Hoang. So impressive was Nguyen Van Duong in his unexpected win, that he was immediately the subject of talks by overseas promoters.
"Duong now has the very hard task of converting back to amateur style for the SEA games in December, but he is training well, so should do just fine. However, professional fighting is where his future lies, and we will have news in the coming days to announce that his date with destiny maybe as soon as January in Korea.
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Vietnam Boxing team announced today
Ho Chi Minh City – Monday, October 22, 2018
Victory 8 held a press conference at VSP Boxing Gym HCMC today unveiling the boxing team to represent Vietnam at Victory 8 later this year. Victory 8 – Legends of Hoan Kiem is scheduled for October 19 in Hanoi. It will be the largest sporting event in the history of Vietnam. The expected crowd is in excess of 20,000, and the television views will likely be more than 5 million. The show includes visiting pro fighters from Australia, India, the Philippines, and Thailand.
The Hanoi spectacular has been made possible courtesy of the assistance of the Central Government and the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism. Victory 8 – Legends of Hoan Kiem is historic, as it is the first time professional boxing will be endorsed supported in Vietnam. The event will take place outdoor in the streets of the national capitol, in perhaps the most famous area of Hanoi – Hoan Kiem Lake. The Government has issued a statement proposing that they will block off the jurisdiction for 3 days to facilitate the international event.
As reported today by Victory 8 boxing:
TRUONG DINH HOANG AND NGUYEN VAN HAI LEAD HOT VIETNAM TEAM FOR HANOI
Victory 8 have chosen a chosen a formidable squad to take on top class World team that will come to fight in Vietnam on October 19.
The Legends of Hoan Kiem team will compete against elite professional boxers from around the world in what will no doubt be the biggest sporting event ever seen in Vietnam.
Truong Dinh Hoang has been listed as the main event of 12 scheduled bouts. Nguyen Thi Tam, Nguyen Van Hai , and Nguyen Van Duong are just some of the other big names included in the intimidating line up of Vietnam boxing talent that includes national champions and hot young prospects..
The full team is:
Truong Dinh Hoang
Nguyen Van Hai
Nguyen Van Duong
Tran Duc Tho
Nguyen Thi Tam
Pham Duc Doan
Vu Thanh Dat
Bui Phuoc Tung
Nguyen Van Gioi
Tran Van An
Cao Van Nguyen
Vo Thi Kim Anh
The announcement has been reported on the Victory 8 facebook portal: https://www.facebook.com/victory8boxing/
HCMC Vietnam Feb 11, 2019
VSP Boxing today released what has been an eagerly anticipated announcement regarding the local and International fight teams for the upcoming Victory 8 event on March 29. The sports and infrastructure company recently opened the country’s first ever 5 star boxing gym, and the appearance of local star Nguyen Van Duong in sparring sessions there, prompted many to speculate that he will be a marquee performer at the next show. Mr. KP Singh said that VSP Boxing had been inundated with literally hundreds of enquiries regarding exactly who will compete at the next show. “ It has been very gratifying to receive so much interest subsequent to our very amazing event of last November. The facts of the matter are, having successfully negotiated with various top class boxers from overseas, we had all but concluded the International Victory 8 team almost three weeks ago. Unfortunately, one of these athletes was then injured in a training mishap and needed to be replaced. We thank everyone for their patience, but we decided best to delay the announcement until we found a quality substitute.”
Victory 8 – Welcome to Vietnam!! will feature six fights in total. The four undercard match ups will be of 4 rounds duration, and the two main features will be contested over six rounds. The International team that has been selected looks extremely strong, boasting fighters from Australia, the Philippines, and also Italy. The fight squad taking on Vietnam is buoyed by the intimidating presence of five hard hitting professionals, and also one amateur champion. Fight caller Ben McCulloch was high in his praise of the International team selected. “ The two main event guys look exceptional. Jye Lane Taylor is a potential top class fighter. He was a champion amateur, and he has his first pro fight end of this month and I am expecting KO! Danilo Creati is a 3x National champ of Italy – and gone 3 for 3 as a pro. I have spoken to guys that have sparred him and they say the guy is a ghost, he’s that hard to hit. The two filipino boys are unbeaten and from the footage I have seen and their records – they can both crack! Gretel Le Paz looks solid – strong and come forward style that they like in Vietnam. Emmet Brown is an Aussie amateur champ - I haven’t seen him fight, but I have heard lots of great reports about him. Former world champ Gretchen Abaniel was instrumental in getting the participation of the Philippines based fighters for the upcoming show. “We have lots of good fighters in our country and these three are no exception. I know Gretel well – she’s a very tough girl. Ariel Puton is 5 for 5 with 4KO on his resume. He is a dynamite young fighter with a massive right hand. They call him the sleep doctor – and if he lands his right – its lights out nighty night!! Haha – and Jino Rodrigo isn’t so different. He has a good record and lots of firepower. They call him the missing link – haha - a quiet boy outside the ring, but once he steps inside the ropes – quite scary!!”
Ben McCulloch was quoted after the previous Victory 8 event as saying “If you are looking for an easy fight here, DO NOT come to Vietnam” The local team chosen for March 29 look certain to reinforce that ominous warning. Headlining the show for Vietnam will be rising star Nguyen Van Duong and national 70kg champion Tran Duc Tho. Both will be making their debut at six rounds. Nguyen Van Duong impressed legendary trainer David Hedgcock in sparring recently at VSP Boxing gym in HCMC. “This fellow is still learning but has all the athleticism and power of a mini Mike Tyson. He is extremely strong for a 56kg fighter” So strong in fact, that he will be competing in the main event with a fighter that normally sits at 62kg! Tran Duc Tho will match up with the unbeaten professional Danilo Creati. Whilst lacking the experience of Creati, the southpaw Viet has decent hands, and his unorthodox style earnt him National honours at the recent Vietnam titles. National champions Nguyen Thi Tam and Vu Thanh Dat have also been included in the squad, as well as two up and comers in Cao Van Nguyen and Bui PhuocTung. This event will certainly benchmark where these Vietnamese amateur stars sit against visting professional fighters with quality records.
Victory 8 – Welcome to Vietnam will be held at Nguyen Du Stadium HCMC Vietnam on March 29. The event will be televised live on HTV in Vietnam, and free to air internationally by streaming company Epicentre TV. The full fight card for the big International event is:
Cao Van Nguyen v Ariel Puton (Philippines) 57kg 4 rounds
Bui Phuoc Tung v Emmet Brown (Australia) 63.5kg 4 rounds
Nguyen Thi Tam v Gretel De Paz (Philippines) 51kg 4rounds
Vu Thanh Dat v Jino Rodrigo (Philippines) 63.5kg 4 rounds
Tran Duc Tho v Danilo Creati (Italy) 70kg 6 rounds
Nguyen Van Duong v Jye Lane Taylor (Australia) 60kg 6 rounds
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