Myanmar traditional lethwei’s Golden Belt Championship 2016 will be held on June 25 to July 10 at Thein Phyu Stadium. Organised by H&S group, a video production group for lethwei, and the Myanmar Boxing Federation, the tournament will feature some of Myanmar’s biggest – and smallest – stars.
This weekend the titans of Yadanarbon visit the behemoths of Yangon United, making them both look normal sized. But despite such paraphrasing of Mitchell and Webb, there can be no doubt that in the proverbial freshly marbled halls of the still young Myanmar National League these two clubs stand to the fore – giants among their counterparts.
It was held at 3pm on a Monday work-day, so not many people saw it, but Myanmar’s national team won yesterday at Thuwunna YTC Stadium and won convincingly, putting three goals past Hong Kong with no response.
He may be Myanmar’s most successful fighter to transfer from lethwei to mixed martial arts, but Tha Pyay Nyo was taught a lesson in the nation’s traditional fight sport when he lost to a fighter making his first steps into lethwei’s first-class ranks on June 5.
Zeyar Shwe Myay
Nay Pyi Taw FC
United of Thanlyin