Fifteen champions have been crowned in the Myanmar State & Division Boxing Championships
The Myanmar State & Division Boxing Championships is an annual competition which is one of the most important ones in the Southeast Asian country. The national event was held in Nay Pyi Taw which saw six females and nine male champions including experienced Khin Moe Aye, Aung Thu Hein, Win Min Tun and Aung Pyae Phyo.
Myanmar is a developing boxing country in the Southeast Asian region which has got high potential in the future but their boxers need more international experiences. Myanmar hosted the 2013 edition of the Southeast Asian Games in Nay Pyi Taw which was a great comeback for the country.
Myanmar prepared well to the Southeast Asian Games which was held in Manila, Philippines and where their boxers claimed a few medals as well. The Southeast Asian Games was the most important competition for them in 2019 before the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Qualification Event.
The best female and male boxers from Myanmar competed in the Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand on July. Myanmar competed also in the Belt & Road China-ASEAN Boxing Championships in Guangxi on October which was their next preparation event.
Myanmar’s female boxers are enough strong in the international stage to win bouts but some of their stars missed the State & Division Boxing Championships due their other goals. The first female gold medal was taken by Tanintheryi Division’s Khin Moe Aye who had enough previous experiences to beat Maw Maw Htwe in the final of the pinweight (45kg).
Win Win Htwe claimed the second title in the female part of the competition and defeated Thin Thin King at the light flyweight (48kg). The further women champions in the State & Division Boxing Championships were the following boxers: defending champion Mya Moe Thu (51kg), Hsu Myat Noe (54kg), Nway Oo Khaing (57kg) and Kay Thwe Nyein (60kg).
Among the male categories the smallest division delivered big fights between talented young hopes. The pinweight (46kg) gold medal was achieved by Chin’s Ngain Lenn who defeated Htut Ye Naung in the first male final. Aung Thu Hein was also amazed with his speed in the final of the men’s light flyweight (49kg) which he controlled against Yangon’s experienced Kyaw Min Tun.
Tanintheryi Division’s lone male title was earned by Zaw Zaw Aung who demonstrated his strength in the final of the flyweight (52kg) against a newcomer opponent, Thura. China’s Patar Share Than dominated the bantamweight (56kg) while experienced boxers as Yangon’s Win Min (69kg) and Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament competitor Aung Pyae Phyo (81kg) won their finals by large margin of differences.
List of the winners in the Myanmar State & Division Boxing Championships
Women’s 45kg: Khin Moe Aye
Women’s 48kg: Win Win Htwe
Women’s 51kg: Mya Moe Thu
Women’s 54kg: Hsu Myat Noe
Women’s 57kg: Nway Oo Khaing
Women’s 60kg: Kay Thwe Nyein
Men’s 46kg: Ngain Lenn
Men’s 49kg: Aung Thu Hein
Men’s 52kg: Zaw Zaw Aung
Men’s 56kg: Patar Share Htan
Men’s 60kg: Khot Man
Men’s 64kg: Saw Zaw Than
Men’s 69kg: Win Min Tun
Men’s 75kg: Kyaw Naing Tun
Men’s 81kg: Aung Pyae Phyo
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