Yangon, Myanmar- World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bareknuckle fighting organisation, preceded over a historic night of world-class lethwei action at WLC: BARE-KNUCKLE KING last Saturday, with Middleweight World Lethwei Champion Too Too retaining his title in a hard-fought bout against Ukrainian challenger Vasyl Sorokin.
In the main event of the evening, a game challenger emerged in Vasyl Sorokin. Using his length and reach advantage, he kept the advancing Too Too at bay, but Too Too’s aggressiveness and lethal hooks to the body proved to be the difference on the judges’ scorecards as he emerged as the winner in his first title defence.
Saw Ba Oo impressed with dazzling footwork, as he put on a striking clinic against perennial contender Tha Pyay Nyo. He significantly impacted Tha Pyay Nyo’s vision and won a convincing unanimous decision.
In the first female bout in world lethwei history, Cambodia’s Nou Srey Pov demonstrated the effectiveness in counter striking and battered Shwe Sin Min for three rounds.
Lethee Moe beat Thway Thit Maung KO round 4
Chit Maung Maung beat Sithu unanimous Decision
Nou Srey Pov beat Shwe Sin Min unanimous decision
Saw Darwait beat Pat Kyaw Lin Naing KO round 1*
Kyaw Zin Latt beat Ba Htoo Maung KO round 3*
Saw Ba Oo beat Tha Pyay Nyo unanimous decision
Too too beat Vasyl Sorokin to retain Middleweight World Lethwei Championship unanimous decision
Final of the 4-man Myanmar Light Welterweight National Championship between Saw Darwait and Kyaw Zin Latt will take place at a future event.