THWAY THIT WIN HLAING KNOCKS OUT BURUTLEK PETCHYINDEE ACADEMY
NICOLA ‘THE BURMESE PYTHON BARKE’ MAKES SUCCESSFUL LETHWEI DEBUT
World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bare-knuckle fighting organization, hosted WLC: FEARLESS TIGERS in Mandalay, Myanmar on 4 October 2019. In the main event, Thway Thit Win Hlaing made an empathic statement with a knockout victory over Burutlek Petchyindee Academy in the second round. Thway Thit Win Hlaing caught his opponent with a right hook as the German-Thai was retreating backward. Burutlek Petchyindee Academy was unable to answer the ten count as he stumbled to his feet, sending the sold-out Mandalar Thiri Indoor Stadium to erupt in cheers.
In the co-main event, Nicola Barke used her reach advantage and lanky frame to earn a unanimous decision victory over Hungary’s Bianka Balaji. Barke kept the distance with her kicks and Balaji had no answer to counter the rangier striker.
Full results of WLC: FEARLESS TIGERS
Thway Thit Win Hlaing defeats Burutlek Petchyindee Academy via knockout at 2:21 in round 2
Nicola Barke defeats Bianka Balajti via unanimous decision
Mite Yine defeat Nguyen Thanh Trung via unanimous decision
Elite Peakday defeats Shuklaine Min via split decision
Thway Thit Maung defeats Omar Elouers via unanimous decision
Auk Chin Lay defeats Hein Tun Aung via split decision
Saw Kaung Htet defeats Saw Min Naing via unanimous decision