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The competition is broadcast on national television but the TV stations cut to adverts whenever the fighting becomes too bloody. This man required 10 stitches to the head.<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.

The competition is broadcast on national television but the TV stations cut to adverts whenever the fighting becomes too bloody. This man required 10 stitches to the head.

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.

Copyright Rob Few