Nguyễn Văn Đương

Nguyễn Văn Đương (born 2 October 1996) is a Vietnamese amateur boxer. He won a silver medal at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and later qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Nguyễn Văn Đương
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Born (1996-10-02) 2 October 1996 (age 26)[1]
Hoàng Thanh, Vietnam
Medal record
Men's amateur boxing
Representing  Vietnam
Southeast Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2019 Philippines Bantamweight

Early yearsEdit

Đương was born in the village of Hoàng Thanh in northern Vietnam in 1996.[2] At the age of 13 he accompanied his cousin to Hanoi, where he had been training at the People's Public Security boxing club.[3][4] Đương was initially rejected because of his weight – he weighed only 32 kg at the time – but was allowed to join after two months of strength training.[4] He competed at his first youth national championships in 2010, winning a gold medal.[4]


In October 2019, Đương knocked out the previously undefeated Jenel Lausa as the main undercard of the Victory 8: Legends of Hoan Kiem event in Hanoi.[5][6]

Đương won a silver medal in the bantamweight event at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games,[3] defeating Nanthavong Simphavong of Laos and Naing Latt of Myanmar before losing to Thai legend Chatchai-decha Butdee in the final.[7]

Three months later Đương fought in the 2020 Asia & Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament in Jordan. In his opening bout, he stopped Charlie Senior of Australia.[4] In the quarterfinals, he shocked Chatchai-decha Butdee, beating him in only 47 seconds after scoring two quick knockdowns.[4] Although Đương lost his semifinal matchup against Mohammad Al-Wadi by split decision, his two previous victories secured his spot at the 2020 Summer Olympics,[4] making him the first-ever Vietnamese boxer to earn direct qualification to the competition (as opposed to a wild-card berth).[3]

Đương also won back-to-back national championships in 2019 and 2020.[8] He came in second place in a vote for Vietnam's "most valuable athlete" of 2020, ranked only behind footballer Nguyễn Văn Quyết.[9]


  1. ^ "Nguyen Van Duong". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Võ sỹ Nguyễn Văn Đương và hành trình đến Boxing". Báo Bắc Ninh (in Vietnamese). 24 April 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Đương opens new chapter for Vietnamese boxing". Việt Nam News. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Nguyễn Văn Đương - tay đấm 'máu điên cuồng". VnExpress (in Vietnamese). 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  5. ^ Nguyen, Thang (12 March 2020). "The man who rewrote Vietnamese boxing history". VnExpress International. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Vietnam star Nguyen Van Duong in talks to turn professional in 2020". 29 November 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  7. ^ "30th SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES 2019" (PDF). Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Vietnam's best boxers as Nguyen Van Duong and Truong Dinh Hoang dominated their finals at the National Championships". ASBC News. Asian Boxing Confederation. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Footballer Nguyen Van Quyet named Vietnam's most valuable athlete in 2020". Nhân Dân. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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