Star boxer wins first world belt for Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi excellently won the first-ever World Boxing Organisation belt for Vietnam after defeating a Japanese opponent in Ansan city, Gyeongi province, the Republic of Korea on October 23.


The Vietnamese boxer took the title on a split decision with two judges scoring Nhi at 96 points, two more than her Japanese rival Etsuko Tada after 10 rounds of the women’s mini-flyweight title fight.

Nhi made history becoming the first ever Vietnamese to win a professional WBO belt.

Nhi was considered the underdog compared to her 40-year-old opponent in both experience and record./.