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Winning is through knockout or surrender, and almost any kind of violence is allowed. Referees have little to do but stand back, pull the defeated off the ground and check for the pulses of the unconscious.<br />
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Every Thai New Year, Burmese fighters cross the border into the Northern Thai town of Mae Sot to take on their Thai counterparts in a brutal, no-holds barred competition that lasts a week.

Winning is through knockout or surrender, and almost any kind of violence is allowed. Referees have little to do but stand back, pull the defeated off the ground and check for the pulses of the unconscious.

Every Thai New Year, Burmese fighters cross the border into the Northern Thai town of Mae Sot to take on their Thai counterparts in a brutal, no-holds barred competition that lasts a week.

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