|Pierre Francois Flores (left) and Trương Đình Hoàng. — Photo mediacdn.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced it has not licensed a fight between Canadian martial artist Pierre Francois Flores and Vietnamese boxer Trương Đình Hoàng.
According to the department, the city will not certify spontaneous and unruly fights.
Previously, on his Facebook, Flores announced he and Hoàng had reached an agreement on terms and conditions relating to the fight.
Boxing champion of the SEA Games 2015 Hoàng also posted about fighting Flores, with the bout scheduled for September in HCM City.
It is unclear under which rules the two combatants intend to fight.
On February, Hoàng challenged Flores after he visited Việt Nam and made a stir to domestic martial arts circle.
Hoàng, 28-years-old, has spent more than 10 years as a boxer, ruling the men’s 75kg class domestically. He won gold at the SEA Games 28, held in 2015, and owns a solo boxing club in Đắk Lắk Province. — VNS