WLC: ‘Battlebones’ fight to be held in Yangon today

Myanmar lethwei star Too Too (l) and Muay Thai fighter NaimjonTuhtaboyev (R) pose for a photo ahead of the ‘Battlebones’ lethwei fight.  Photo: WLC
Myanmar lethwei star Too Too (l) and Muay Thai fighter NaimjonTuhtaboyev (R) pose for a photo ahead of the ‘Battlebones’ lethwei fight.  Photo: WLC

A special event of the World Lethwei Championship titled ‘Battlebones’ will be held today at the TheinPhyu Indoor Stadium in Yangon.
The main bout — the 75-kg weight class event — is scheduled to take place between Myanmar’s middleweight king and lethwei pound-for-pound Number 1, Too Too, and Muay Thai star Naimjon Tuhtaboyev of Uzbekistan.
The co-main event (Bantamweight class) will feature Myanmar’s SomiongLuktupfah and Cambodia’s SokRith.
In the women’s Bantamweight class event, Souris Manfredi of France will fight with Tran ThiLua of Viet Nam.
In the men’s welterweight class event, Myanmar’s Saw KaungHtet will take on Italian fighter Samuel Toscano.
In the men’s lightweight event, Hein Tun Aung of Myanmar will face EmSothy of Cambodia.
Another men’s welterweight event will feature two Myanmar fighters — Thar Win Tun and Eh Mwe. In another lightweight event, Lin Htet Naing of Myanmar will take on Zin Bo of Myanmar. Doors for the tourney will open at 5 p.m. Myanmar Standard Time, and tickets will be priced at K15,000 and K30,000 and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, according to the World Lethwei Championship.
The lethwei fights will be broadcast live on Canal Plus Channel and UFC Fight Pass. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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