The Voice of World Lethwei Championship in Myanmar
Since June of 2017, Andy Taylor’s voice has been part of World Lethwei Championship productions in Yangon, Naypyitaw, Mandalay, and now Hpa-An, Myanmar. He provides voice over for WLC’s television and online promos prior to the events. Additionally, it is Andy’s voice narrating the Opening Ceremonies and introducing each fighter prior to the bouts.
Opening Ceremony: WLC-8 Karen Spirit
Results | World Lethwei Championship 8: Karen Spirit
Mite Yine def Morn Samet | Split decision
Burutlek Petchyindee Academy def Kyaw Zin Latt | Round-1 Knockout
Thway Thit Aung def David McCarthy | Unanimous decision
Thway Thit Maung def Aung Hein | Unanimous decision
Saw Min Min def Aung Aung Htoo | Round-3 TKO (Medical Stoppage)
Huynh Ha Huu Hieu def Eh Eh | Unanimous decision
Hein Tun Aung def Than Zaw | Round-4 Knockout
Ba Hein def Min Htet Kyaw | Round-3 Knockout
The Five Basic Rules of Lethwei
Lethwei is often referred to as “The Art of Nine Limbs.” Punches, kicks, elbows, knees and headbutts are all allowed. It is raw, no-holds-barred, authentic human combat.
Rule 1. Knockdowns are considered when a fighter falls to the floor after a strike.
Rule 2. Referee will count to 10 for knockouts. Referee will immediately restart the fight if he does not judge a fall as a knockdown. If the fighter is unsteady while standing, the referee has the discretion to regard that as a knockdown.
Rule 3. If there are 3 knockdowns in a round, the referee will rule the fight as finished via “count limit.”
Rule 4. If there are 4 knockdowns in a fight, the referee will rule the fight as finished via “count limit.”
Rule 5. According to the ringside doctor decision, mandatory 21 days suspension from all competitions if fighter is knocked out.