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|Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi of Vietnam celebrates her WBO World Title win in Ansan, Republic of Korea. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)|
Seoul – Nguyen Thi Thu Nhi has become Vietnam's first World Boxing Organisation champion after winning a WBO belt on October 23 in Ansan, the Republic of Korea.
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. It was a great gift for her after she celebrated her 25th birthday on October 22.
Back in March, she defeated Kanyarat Yoohanngoh of Thailand in the WBO Asia Pacific Boxing Match’s minimum-weight category on points after 10 rounds to give her this title shot.
Nhi was considered the underdog compared to her opponent in both experience and record.
While Tada has recorded 26 matches with 20 wins (seven KOs), three draws and three losses, Nhi has fought just four matches winning them all.