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Burma’s boxing champ knocked out by US opponent

Burmese traditional boxing (Lethwei) champion Tun Tun Min lost a championship match in Rangoon to American Muay Thai number one, Cyrus Washington.

Washington, a Taekwondo expert, claimed the fight with a spinning back-kick which knocked out Tun Tun Min. The win meant the American claimed top place at the AIR KBZ Flagship International Lethwei Challenge Fight in Rangoon on 7 December.

The event hosted eight challenge matches, including three between Burmese Lethwei and foreign Muay Thai boxers. The Burmese fighters were defeated in two of these matches.

Burma’s Kyar Pauk was also knocked out by his Thai opponent in the third round, and Burma’s Htet Aung Oo drew with and Thialand’s Sang Tien Noi.

Washington was awarded the organiser Air KBZ’s golden flag, following his victory against Tun Tun Min.