Burmese Boxing vs. Thai Boxing

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  1. Joel77

    Joel77 White Belt

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    What is the difference between Muay Thai and Burmese Boxing. Thay look exactly the same to me.

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  2. SSJP

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    Uh... one's from Thailand, and the other is from Burma?
     
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  3. Vincenzo

    Vincenzo Orange Belt

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    they don't wear gloves in burmese and when you get knocked out they revive you and ask if you want to continue.
     
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    burmese boxing emphasizes on wild swings
     
  5. blanko

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    burmese boxing is basically Muay Thai with head butts and G'n'P
     
  6. CrazyAZNRedneck

    CrazyAZNRedneck Orange Belt

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    Nice.
     
  7. Terrier

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    Really? - that's pretty hardcore.
     
  8. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I saw some huge hip tosses from the clinch in the Burmese boxing. Anyone know how those affect the match?
     
  9. Matt Thornton

    Matt Thornton Amateur Fighter

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    Burmese boxing is really similar to Thai boxing. Burma and Thailand neighbor each other and from what I understand, Siam (now Thailand) and Burma somewhat rivaled each other. They both practiced "boxing," and every once in a while they would challenge each other.

    I don't think they're identical. But they're fairly similar. Either way, the Thai boxing that rivaled Burmese boxing is different from the Muay Thai we know today. This was more of a Muay Thai Boran type of thing.
     
  10. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Ground n pound? Explain.. As far as I know the bigest diferences are the named "reviving", that its bareknuckle and headbuts are allowed hence the nickname art of -nine- limbs... And that it is a bit more crude than its thai counterpart.. But where do the ground n pound come in?
     
  11. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I don't think they allow G&P. From what I've seen I think it's a lot more like old-skool MT, with no gloves, allowing headbutts and throws, and with really sloppy hands (i.e., not much boxing influence).
     
  12. gracie_barra**

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    Burmese boxing is basically Muay Thai, but with less rules, making for some seriously painful situations for the fighters. The reason they're all over the place is because you can only win by KO in those matches (so they tend to go all out on their punches), but I don't know if they put decisions in recently.
     
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    Burmese boxing is the shit, I have seen some footage and it's brutal
     
  14. MadSquabbles500

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    That is racists mang
     
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    I hear Bando allows headbutts and GNP, and is bare knuckles.
     
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    Anyone have any info/videos about a guy called Tway Ma Shaung? Hes a burmese boxer and I've heard of him being compared to Sanchaei.
     
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    Holy shit those burmese boxing guys are some tough bastards. That guy especially is tough as nails. Vicious combos with the headbutts and knees.
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Its like a chute boxe version of muay thai. Modern muay thai got better hands and more technical clinch game.

    My first three MT fights where against burmese boxers that came to chumphon to fight.
     
  19. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    I wonder what's the longevity of fighters in that sport?

    I can imagine them having some serious brain issues later on in life with that ruleset where not only they head-butt but they also get "revived" after getting KO'd and can basically get KO'd several times in one match and continue.

    How did those go?
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    I won all by KO. But one of them kinda flash KO'd me in the clinch with a elbow. I woke up when the next hit me. Did not go down.
     

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