Burmese fighters during the AIR KBZ Aung Lan Lethwei Championship 2017, at the Thein Pyu Stadium, in Yangon, Myanmar. Pictures: James Wendlinger

Burmese bare-knuckle kick-boxing goes mainstream as foreigners discover ancient combat sport

Once looked down on as a sport enjoyed by the rural people of Myanmar, lethwei is enjoying the spotlight after fighters from Japan to Canada entered the arena

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Burmese fighters during the AIR KBZ Aung Lan Lethwei Championship 2017, at the Thein Pyu Stadium, in Yangon, Myanmar. Pictures: James Wendlinger
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