Khanh Duong (centre) and the All Fighters Boxing Club
League Cultural Diplomacy (LCD) is assisting the All Fighters Boxing Club to secure corporate sponsorship and/or government agency funding to support and develop its unique program in Phan Thiet, VIetnam. The boxing club is a community focused sports initiative that provides outstanding opportunities for corporate sponsors and government agency funders.
About the All Fighters Boxing Club in Phan Thiet, Vietnam.
The All Fighters Boxing Club was established by Mr Khanh Duong in Phan Thiet, Vietnam, in November 2016. Khanh was born in Phan Thiet in 1971, and in 1976 Khanh and his family left Vietnam by boat as refugees. After being rescued at sea by a Norwegian container ship, Khanh and his family spent three months in a refugee camp in Thailand, and he subsequently grew up living in Norway. Inspired by martial arts movies of the 1970’s, Khanh began to train in a range of martial arts, including taekwondo, karate, jiu-jitsu, thai boxing and European style boxing. Having trained under the Norway’s Olympic boxing coach Max Mankowitz, Khanh has now worked as a martial arts and boxing coach for over twenty years.
Khanh currently trains a growing number of boxers in the European boxing style at the Truong Vinh Gym in Phan Thiet. More than twenty boxers of all abilities, male and female alike, train in group and individual sessions, and two club members are currently being trained to become professional boxers. Khanh has volunteered his time and personally spent thousands of dollars to ensure the club has excellent equipment, so the boxers can develop their skills in the safest and most appropriate environment. Khanh established the club to give people in Vietnam the opportunity to participate in the sport of boxing, which is not so common in Vietnam when compared to other martial arts, in a safe environment under professional guidance. Khanh’s involvement is 100% voluntary and he makes no money from his work. The All Fighters Boxing Club was named so because everybody is welcome to come and train. Many of the boxers come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and as such, no boxing club membership fees are charges, ensuring the club is for “all” people. Participants only need to pay the low-cost gym entrance or gym membership fees. Khanh trains boxers daily from Monday to Saturday, with the top boxers receiving additional training sessions. In February 2018, the club’s most promising boxer will be introduced to the Twin Tiger Muay Thai Training Camp in Thailand where he will spend some weeks developing his skills, by sparring against and training with a diverse range of boxers from around the world.
Opportunities for sponsors and funders
In exchange for the provision of sponsorship money, government funding or the in-kind support of goods or services, the All Fighters Boxing Club can provide the following by negotiation:
- branding opportunities on clothing (eg t-shirts)
- branding opportunities on signage at training venues (eg banners)
- access to the club for photographic and meet and greet opportunities with participants
- opportunities to sponsor individual athletes as they develop their professional boxing careers
- social media opportunities
All sponsorship received will go directly to supporting the club and it’s members, and may be used to pay for equipment, promotion and the costs for boxers to train or compete abroad.
For further information, contact
Mr Khanh Duong, Founder of the All Fighters Boxing Club: +47 90 24 54 54 / +84 96 636 0201 (Khanh speaks English, Vietnamese and Norwegian).
Mr Grant Hall, Founder of League Cultural Diplomacy and club member: click here to email (English only).
To learn of other sport sponsorship opportunities through LCD, click here.
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