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Burmese fighters pose with trophies won in local fights. They are among the best boxers in Burma, but this international match will present them with a new challenge.<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.

Burmese fighters pose with trophies won in local fights. They are among the best boxers in Burma, but this international match will present them with a new challenge.

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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