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Burmese fighters train in a basic gym in Hpa An, east of the capital Yangon. All their equipment is homemade.<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 train in a basic gym in Hpa An, east of the capital Yangon. All their equipment is homemade.

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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