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Many of the matches are close fought. Although the Thai fighters have better training facilities and the other advantages of relative wealth, the Burmese are more experienced in bare fist fighting.<br />
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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.

Many of the matches are close fought. Although the Thai fighters have better training facilities and the other advantages of relative wealth, the Burmese are more experienced in bare fist fighting.

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.

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