Myanmar’s Lethwei championship launched with thrillers

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Two Lethwei fighter produce a high kick on the opponent in Myanmar Lethwei Championship on 27 August. PHOTO: Bala Soe

Under the supervision of Myanmar Lethwei Federation, a traditional Lethwei championship was held at Shwelinpan Industrial Zone, Hlinethaya Township, Yangon Region, yesterday. The championship features nine bouts behind the close door.
In the five-round bouts, Thant Sin (Tawwin Ayeya) tied at Saw John (Naga Marn). Next the bouts of Naing Aung Shin (Lethwei Warrior) vs Maung Zaw (Hanthawadytha) and Kyel Sin Tun (Lethwei Warrior) vs Ye Lin Oo (Smart Fight) ended at draws. In the four-round bouts, Salai Thang Khwi Shein (Kyar Manaing) beat Aung Htun Bo (Doh Yoya) in the second round with knee strikes.
In the three-round bouts, Than Lin Aung (Ray) fought to a draw against Saw J Dee Dee (YFC) while Moe Thauk Kyel (Lonchaw Club) vs Tun Lin Aung (Doh Yoya) fight also ended with a tie.
Next, Saw Htee (Kyar Manaing) beat Aung Aung (Doh Yoya) in the second stanza and Saw Kyaw Htoo (YFC) defeated Ye Lin Naing (Smart Fight) in the second round.
Meanwhile, Rain Kywe Naw (Python MMA) struck off Ye Lin Zaw (Smart Fight) in the second stanza of the bout. After the fights, the vice president and CEO of the Myanmar Lethwei Federation presented the best fighter award and bout awards to the winners. — Bala Soe/KZL

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