Aung La N Sang and Phoe Thaw showcase skills in front of media at one: quest for gold open workout

Aung La N Sang answers question at ONE QUEST FOR GOLD on 23 January.  Photo: Supplied
Aung La N Sang answers question at ONE QUEST FOR GOLD on 23 January.  Photo: Supplied

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, One Championship (ONE), recently held on Open Workout at the Myanmar Plaza last 23 January, featuring reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion and hometown hear “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, as well as ONE featherweight athlete Phoe Thaaw. The two martial artists showcased their incredible skills to media in attendance.
Both Aung La N Sang and Phoe Thaw are scheduled to appear at ONE QUEST FOR GOLD, which is set to take place on Friday, 23 February at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will compete against Alexadre Machado of Brazil for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship. Phoe Thaw is set to face Sor Sey on the main card.
Aung La N Sang, ONE Middleweight World Champion, stated: “Winning the ONE Middleweight World Championship was the greatest moment of my career, and I will do everything in my power to make the people of Myanmar proud. The opportunity to become a dual weight world champion, and to win the ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship is a huge deal for me. It is always an honor to perform in front of my hometown fans, and it is my pleasure to showcase my skills. Thank you everyone for coming out and for all the support. I will see everyone at the event.” Phoe Thaw, ONE Athlete, stated: “Martial arts is growing rapidly in Myanmar and I am glad to be part of the movement. My last bout was incredibly difficult and I was tested fully, against my own countryman, so that just shows everyone that martial artists from Myanmar are very talented. I have to constantly work very hard to keep sharp and at the top of my game. Thank you to all the fans who have shown love and support for my career. I will continue to give my best.”
32-year-old Aung La N Sang is Myanmar’s most successful athlete in history, whose impressive submission skills has earned him the moniker of “The Burmese Python”. Born in Myitkyina in the mountainous Kachin State, he belongs to an ethnic minority known as the Kachin, Aung La N Sang captured the ONE Middleweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Vitaly Bigdash in June of 2017. In his most recent bout, Aung La N Sang needed less than one round to finish heavyweight kickboxing champion Alain Ngalani in ONE’s first ever Open Weight Super-Bout. Next up, Aung La N Sang takes on Alexandre Machado for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship.—GNLM

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