MYANMAR lethwei fighter Tun Tun Min claimed the Myanmar Lethwei World Championship IV title after defeating Russia’s Mikhall Vetrilla yesterday at the Thein Phyu Lethwei Sta-dium in Yangon.
Mikhall claimed a sec-ond-round stoppage after Tun Tun Min pounded him using his fists and with head-buts, and later, in the fifth round, Mikhall surrendered after the referee counted four.
There were four men’s bouts which ended in a draw in the championship — My-anmar’s Ye Thway Ni vs Bab-ak from Iran, Myanmar’s Yan Naing Tun vs New Zealand’s Kayne Corlan, Myanmar’s Byat Kha vs Japan’s Higashi, and Myanmar’s Too Too and Brazil’s Fabio Ferrari.
The women’s bout be-tween Myanmar’s Vo Ro Ni Ka and Thailand’s Sawsing Sor Sopit also ended in a tie.
The championship was organized by the Myanmar Martial Arts Group under the supervision of the Ministry of Health and Sports’ Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation. — Zarni Maung(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)