Fighters from the Swan KK gym in Mandalay demanded that fighters from Upper Myanmar be once again taken seriously as they won a challenge series on September 26 against Yangon’s White Blood gym at the Kandawgyi Lawn Arena in Mandalay.
Two young “next generation” fighters eager to make the step up the peak of their sport found out on September 27 that they are close but still lack the experience that will see them summit the world of lethwei.
Reigning knockout champions Ayeyawady United will defend their title at Aung San Stadium, Yangon, against current National League title-holders Yadanarbon FC in the final of the Aung San Shield on September 27.
Myanmar did their Southeast Asian neighbours Vietnam a favour in their final AFC Women’s Olympic Football Qualifying Second Round game by beating Chinese Taipei 3-1 and thereby sending the Golden Girls to Japan for the third and final round on the road to Rio.
A Singaporean man described by state prosecutors as “a criminal match-fixer extraordinaire” was sentenced to four years in jail on September 21 for conspiring to rig a match in the recent Southeast Asian Games.
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