Adem Yilmaz (Phoenix BKK) goes to war in Tokyo on Thursday 27th of October with Myanmar National Lethwei Champion Tun Tun Min at the Lethwei GP Japan.
For those that are unfamiliar with the Burmese art of Lethwei, it is basically equivalent to Muay Thai, minus the gloves (competitors wear hand wraps only) and with the addition of headbutting and rules that allow combatants to be revived after KO, with the option to continue fighting. Bouts can only be decided by KO, by referee stoppage, submission or fighter's corner throwing in the towel. Matches at this event will be 5 x 3 minutes with 2 minute round breaks.
About this event (in Japanese): www.boutreview.com/2/schedule/lethwei/161027lethweigp.html
About Lethwei: www.thaing.net/kachin-system-of-burmese-martial-arts/lethwei/
On behalf of myself, the Tunks and Ho families, the Mantis Boxing Society and Phoenix Gym, I wish Brother Adem the best of luck for this battle. Although it's pretty much just another day in the office for you, you're doing things most men can only dream of - so make sure you enjoy every second of it and put on a magnificent display of 'beautiful boxing' for the people of Japan (and put Tun Tun's lights out in the process).