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In November 2008, Yangon played host to the first ever international boxing match held in Burma. Thai boxers came for a two-day fight in Yangon's central stadium - a grueling event and a litmus test for future international sporting events in the closed-off country.<br />
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Here, a Burmese and a Thai fighter square off at the start of their bout. Since this is Burmese style boxing, there are no gloves.

In November 2008, Yangon played host to the first ever international boxing match held in Burma. Thai boxers came for a two-day fight in Yangon's central stadium - a grueling event and a litmus test for future international sporting events in the closed-off country.

Here, a Burmese and a Thai fighter square off at the start of their bout. Since this is Burmese style boxing, there are no gloves.

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