Vietnamese Ding Hoang Trong is growing in different areas of his career. The World Boxing Association’s (WBA) Asia Super Middleweight Champion is embarking on a new project to play the role of the villain in the movie “Dinh Mu Suong” (The Foggy Mountain).
Hoang Trong will be the counterpart of well-known actor Peter Pham. The plot involves a retired fighter who is forced back into combat by a criminal mafia but later seeks revenge. Other great martial arts athletes including Thai Simon Kook, who is one of the stars in films like Ip Man 3, will participate.
“When I was invited for a role in this film, I thought it would be easy, but it was the opposite. I found it quite difficult to act in this film because it requires a combination of many skills, not just fighting skills”, Hoang Trong told Vietnamese media.
The film began shooting in mid-2019 in several locations in the Asian country and is eagerly awaited by the fans of these types of films.
The 168-pound fighter has made history in recent years by being the first Vietnamese to win a WBA belt. He did so in October 2019 by beating Korea’s Lee Gyu Hyun to win the regional belt.
In addition, Hoang Trong, who is 30 years old, is known as the king of Vietnamese boxing since he won the national championship for 11 consecutive years and was also a gold medalist at the Southeast Asian Games in 2015.