World Lethwei Championship Announces 2020 Awards Voting

Despite a rough 2020 dealing with COVID-19, the World Lethwei Championship held several events and will honor their fighters.

World Lethwei Championship (WLC), the world’s largest bareknuckle fighting organisation, has announced that voting for the 2020 is now officially open.

The annual awards are a celebration of the tireless effort and dedication of the world-class athletes, officials and coaches in the industry to make each year a resounding success in the continuous growth of the sport of lethwei. This year’s edition will be virtual and nominations will be done on the official website

Voting opens on 1 December and closes on 12 December.

Voting Categories include:

Fighter of The Year
Female Fighter of The Year
International Fighter of The Year
Breakthrough Fighter of The Year
Newcomer of The Year
Knockout of The Year
Fight of The Year
Comeback of The Year
Upset of The Year

Honorary Categories include (Non-voting):                                                                                                                                                                                    

Event of The Year
Winner Celebration of The Year
Coach of The Year
Referee of The Year
Journalist of The Year

More information on 2020 World Lethwei Awards is available at

World Lethwei Championship chairman Zay Thiha stated, “World Lethwei Championship is excited to honor and reward the brilliance of the elite athletes within the World Lethwei Championship ranks! Through their performances, lethwei is the fastest growing combat sport in the world! This year, the loyal and dedicated fans of lethwei get to be involved and vote for who they believe deserves to be recognised.”

About World Lethwei Championship
World Lethwei Championship is the largest bareknuckle fighting organisation in the world and the leading exporter of Burmese culture to the world. Based in Yangon, Myanmar, World Lethwei Championship has signed the top fighters in Lethwei and kickboxing to exclusive contracts. It packages the historic traditions of the Burmese martial art of lethwei with cutting-edge technology in media & entertainment to provide fans with a night to remember.

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