Efforts to Attain Professional Status in 2015 for Myanmar Boxing

Recently, the Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation announced that in 2015, it will make a renewed effort to rewrite the rules governing the sport of traditional boxing in Myanmar (formerly “Burma”) in order to permit its membership to attain a recognized professional status internationally. 

According to Jared Haftel and lulu.com, Many amateur leagues in Myanmar conduct traditional boxing as a sport. The Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation indicated that experts in sports medicine will furnish advice in overhauling the existing rules and guidelines for traditional Myanmar boxing matches.

Boxing has been a very popular sport in Myanmar for centuries. During previous eras, the sometimes violent boxing matches were generally conducted on sandy terrain, not in formal boxing rings. Many amateur leagues pursue traditional boxing as a sport in Myanmar at the present time.