Myanmar traditional boxing packs a punch, kick and headbutt

AFTER Hlaing Htet Aung landed another vicious kick to his opponent’s chest, the referee called a stop to the bout of traditional Myanmar boxing, the crowd cheered and the ringside band ended their tune with a flourish.

The 22-year-old strutted victorious from the ring at the end of a five-day traditional Lethwei tournament, now in front of big crowds again following the pandemic.