Se­lec­tion fight wrapup: Who will fight on?

The Myanmar Times - - Sport - THAN NAING SOE thannaing­soe@mm­times.com

IN a suit­ably knock­about event, the Man­dalay Tra­di­tional Lethwei Sub­com­mit­tee held its chal­lenge and re­gional se­lec­tion matches at Aung Myay Min­galar Sta­dium on July 30. In 10 three-round bouts pit­ting un­der-10s against each other, Aung Thu (Anawah) and Aung Sanay (Thara­phu) drew in a clash that brought cheers from the au­di­ence.

New­com­ers Aung Ta Khit (Yada­nar Pon) and Thet Ko (Mway Pway) also drew, while Phyo Gyi (Amara­pura) yielded to a vol­ley of at­tacks by Kyaw Min Naing (Shwe Taung Yin).

For all their en­ergy and ag­gres­sion, Min Htet Thar (Anawah Kyaw Gyi) and Soe Min Thein (Shwe Taung Yin) also shared a draw.

Shan Nyi (Zay Ya Ti) beat Win Tun (Shwe Taung Yin) in the sec­ond and Shwe Kyar (Sa­gaing) in the first against Aung Gyi (Mway Pway). Sa­gaing Tar Min Thet (Shwe Taung Yin) beat Myo Sat Tit (Mway Pway) in the sec­ond, and Zaw Wunna (United) pre­vailed over Nay Aung Win (Pyin Oo Lwin) in the first round.

After the re­gional se­lec­tion event, the An Bwar (United) vs Thet Zue Aung (Shwe Taung Yin) and Arkar Min (Shwe Taung Yin) vs Kyaw Swar Win (United) matches were sched­uled to go four rounds. But after two rounds, Thet Zue Aung Thet Zue Aung lost to An Bwar in kicks.

De­spite mount­ing a valiant on­slaught of punches and kicks, Kyaw Swar Win man­aged only a draw against Arkar Min’s su­pe­rior grips.

Tun Lin Khant (Za­yar Club) knocked out Dain (Mataya) in a three­r­ounder.

In the last match, a five-round spe­cial chal­lenge that pit­ted the equally ex­pe­ri­enced Naing Bo (Man­dalay) against Sin Yin Lay (Shwe Taung Yin), Sin Yin Lay’s rib punches en­coun­tered Naing Bo’s light­ning thrusts. A per­fect match of ag­gres­sion and ex­pe­ri­ence, their bout ended in a draw.

– Trans­la­tion by Khant Lin Oo

Photo: Supplied

Two of Man­dalay’s tough­est fighters go head to head in the sec­tion matches on July 30.

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