GTG Group will award K500,000 (US$422) each to golden belt champions who seized the belt for each weight class at the 8th Myanmar traditional lethwei’s Golden Belt Championship.
Organised by the Myanmar Traditional boxing Federation in cooperation with H and S group, the championship is being held at Yangon’s Thein Phyu Stadium between 25 June and 10 July, featuring some of the country’s biggest stars.
Over 50 fighters from 19 clubs are participating in the event, spread across seven weight classes—71kg, 67kg, 63.5kg, 60kg, 57kg, 54kg and 51kg.
Semi-final matches will be held on Sunday and the final will take place on 10 July.
In the final event, Phyan Thway (Shwemoehti Nyeinchanyay) will fight against Thai boxer Suktawan.
The prize presenting ceremony will be held on 11 July at Theinbyu Stadium.
The Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation has held the Golden Belt Championship annually since 1996. A total of 45 fighters participated in last year’s
Golden Belt Championship.