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May 25, 2020

Tun Lin Aung to meet Higashi in Kizuna Lethwei event in Japan

Myanmar lethwei fighter Tun Lin Aung will take on Japanese fighter Higashi in the 63.5-kg event of the Myanmar traditional lethwei competition entitled ‘Lethwei in Japan 15 (Kizuna)’, which will be held on 22 February in Osaka, Japan.
There will be five special lethwei bouts pitting Myanma lethwei fighters against Japanese and Thai martial artists.
All the fights will be fought bare-knuckled, without gloves, with only tape and gauze allowed on the hands of the fighters, said an official.
In the 60-kg fight, Makoto Basta of Japan will fight Myanmar lethwei fighter Saw Shwe Lay. Next, in the 62-kg event, Tono of Japan will face Myanmar’s ByatGha.
Meanwhile, in the 65-kg event, Naing Win Tun of Myanmar will take on Joe Seishikai of Thailand.
In the 73-kg event, Myanmar lethwei fighter Auk Chin Thway will clash with Japanese fighter Nagashima.
This will be the 15th such lethwei event in Japan and is aimed at promoting Myanmar traditional lethwei in the country, according to the International Lethwei Federation of Japan. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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