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World Lethwei Championship: Khmer Kingdom contest to be postponed

World Lethwei Championship matches are important cultural exports for Myanmar.  Photo: WLC
World Lethwei Championship matches are important cultural exports for Myanmar.  Photo: WLC

A Myanmar traditional lethwei championship entitled ‘WLC: Khmer Kingdom’, scheduled to be held on 3 April in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, may be postponed on account of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), according to a statement issued by the World Lethwei Championship, the world’s biggest bare-knuckle fighting organization.
“We are thinking about postponing the lethwei championship to be held in Cambodia. We don’t want to endanger public health by holding such international tourneys,” said U ZayThiha, founder and chairman of World Lethwei Championship.
“And we don’t want the very first lethwei event in Cambodia to be unsuccessful due to viral infection,” U ZayThiha added.
The date and fixtures for ‘WLC: Khmer Kingdom’ will be announced soon in an official statement from the WLC, he said. The main fight in the contest will feature Antonio Fariavs Meun Mekhea, and the Kun Khmer Super Fight will pit Roeung Sophorn against Umar Semata, according to the WLC. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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