Saw Min Min returns to the World Lethwei Championship ring
One of the hottest properties in the world of lethwei, Saw Min Min has shot to prominence at just 22 years of age. We take a deeper look into the career of a future lethwei superstar.
Saw Min Min was born in Htain Bin Village, Thahton District, Mon State, into a family of Lethwei. The village he came from is a prominent breeding ground for lethwei fighters. His father, Soe Naing, was a former Lethwei fighter and he started training with his father at a very young age.
Growing up in the world of fighting, Min Min loved combat sports since his childhood and he fought in village festival events (local events) whenever he had the opportunity. He chose to pursue martial arts as his career and dropped out of school and started training full-time at Shwe Thahton Lethwei Club, devoting his time and effort to be a successful Lethwei fighter.
Although his family were not that happy with his decision, they were soon convinced after seeing the potential he displayed. Now more than 20 professional lethwei career, he still does not have a loss on his record. His father also corners him for fight whenever possible.
Saw Min Min captured the ONE Myanmar Flyweight Tournament at ONE: Light of a Nation at ONE Championship in 2017, winning two fights in one night and really announcing his arrival on the global stage.
He then got the call to make his debut for World Lethwei Championship against a highly experienced and respected opponent in Saw Darwait. Saw Min Min entered as a heavy underdog but proved the doubters wrong by neutralising the power of his opponent through quick knees in the clinch. The victory kept Saw Min Min’s undefeated record in lethwei intact.
He returns to the World Lethwei Championship ring on May 5 as he takes on Aung Aung Htoo at WLC: Karen Spirit in Chitthu Myaing Park in Myanmar.