VOV.VN - Local fighter Truong Cao Minh Phat won the World Boxing Council (WBC) international belt on home soil after beating Iranian Mostafa Armand in the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event, which was held for the first time on November 19 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Vietnamese fighter is No. 15 in the world rankings and enjoyed an impressive victory against Mostfa Armand of Iran, world’s No. 10, in the final of the men’s Super-Featherweight category to win the title.
Phat, 28, has therefore become the first Vietnamese fighter to secure a WBC world belt.
He won a silver medal at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and a bronze medal at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 32). He has recorded a total of nine wins and one loss in his Muay Thai pro career.
Phat won his WBC Muay Thai International Title's super featherweight (58.9kg) at the MTR: Rising Star event which took place in July, also in Ho Chi Minh City.
Also, on November 19, Huynh Hoang Phi, world No. 8, trounced Elamghari Ayoub of Morocco, world No. 13, for the championship belt of the men's bantamweight (55kg) category.
The WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight entitled, Muay Thai Rampage (MTR): Call of Honor, was organized for the first time in the nation, featuring strong local and international martial artists competing at the Saigon Sports Club.
The occasion also marks the first time that the country has successfully met the strict requirements to win the right to host a prestigious world title bout.