Lethwei: burmese boxe

Several times a month the “Theinbyu Sports Hall” in Yangon hosts matches of “Lethwei”, the burmese boxe (entry fees from 5 USD). Dates to at least the 11th century, was used by Burmese monks to defend themselves and by warriors to protect the king. It is now a way for young men from Myanmar’s impoverished countryside to fight their way to a better life.

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