Too Too (Burmese: တူးတူး) is a Burmese Lethwei fighter and who competes in the World Lethwei Championship. He is former the WLC Middleweight World champion[1] and is undefeated under traditional Lethwei rules, holding the 75 kg Lethwei Golden Belt since 2015.[2] He also competed in the only Lethwei superfight at Kunlun Fight 25 in Slovakia.[3]

Too Too
BornMaung Too Too
(1990-10-06) October 6, 1990 (age 31)
Bu Kyun village, Yenanchaung city, Magway Region, Myanmar
Native nameတူးတူး
NationalityMyanmar Burmese
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
StyleLethwei
StanceOrthodox
TeamNagar Mahn, South Dagon, Yangon
TrainerKyaw Soe
Spouse
Ma Ei Ei Phyo
(m. 2014)

CareerEdit

In 2013, Too Too took took part in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Incheon, South Korea winning the gold and bronze medal respectively.[4]

On May 12, 2013, Too Too faced former Golden belt champion Win Tun at Thuwunna Stadium. After landing a series of punches to the face and body, Too Too knocked out Win Tun in the third round.[5]

On November 27, 2016, Too Too faced Peruvian Muaythai fighter Mateo Celi at Thein Pyu Stadium winning the fight by KO.[6]

On January 6, 2017, in Mandalay, Myanmar, Too Too faced world's ninth ranked Muaythai fighter Chanajon P.K. Saenchai from Saenchai's gym, which ended in a draw.[7]

Kunlun FightEdit

In 2015, Too Too competed in a Lethwei superfight at Kunlun Fight 25 in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.[8] He faced Igor Danis at 75 kg in the event organized in partnership with Kunlun Fight and the Slovakia Lethwei Association. The event was billed as the European Premiere of Lethwei marking the first Lethwei fights hosted in Europe. Too Too dominated the match and inflicted heavy damage to his opponent. The match was ruled a draw under Traditional rules.[3]

Monsoon FighterEdit

In July 2015, Too Too faced American Muay Thai fighter Cyrus Washington in the Monsoon Fighter event at Thein Pyu Stadium in Yangon.[9] The match went for seven rounds rather than the sport's typical five. Too Too retained his undefeated record. The fight ended in a draw, but said he did not want to fight for this long again.[10][11]

Versus LeducEdit

In August 2016, Too Too faced Quebecer fighter Dave Leduc at the 1st Myanmar Lethwei World Championship.[12] During the fight, Leduc locked Too Too in a clinch and administered multiple blows to the head with his elbows and knees. Despite Leduc dominating the fight, Too Too remained standing to last out the five rounds resulting in a draw according to traditional Lethwei rules, knockout only to win, which necessitated a knockout to have a winner.[13][14]

Lethwei in JapanEdit

On October 27, 2016, Too Too compete in Lethwei Grand Prix Japan 2016, inaugurating the first event held by the ILFJ.[15][16][17][4] The event took place the at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and Too Too faced another Lethwei legend in Soe Lin Oo. With no knockout after 5 rounds, the bout was declared a draw according to traditional Lethwei rules.[18]

World Lethwei ChampionshipEdit

In 2017, Too Too signed an exclusive contract with World Lethwei Championship. Despite being both among the top ranked Lethwei fighters in Myanmar and both signed to the WLC, Tun Tun Min and Too Too have refused to fight each other due to their long-lasting friendship.[4]

Tuhtaboyev rematch

In 2014, both men had fought each other under Muay Thai rules at Thai Fight in Thailand, with Tuhtaboyev won by split decision. Since then, Too Too had been celebrated in his home country of Myanmar, winning the WLC Middleweight World Champion title in 2018. Meanwhile, Tuhtaboyev had been more focused on Muay Thai, having been involved in several big fights.[19] In their rematch under Lethwei rules, the WLC Middleweight World Championship would be on the line.[20]

As the reigning WLC Middleweight champion, Too Too received a challenge from a former opponent Naimjon Tuhtaboyev.[19][21] On January 31, 2020, Too Too faced Naimjon Tuhtaboyev inside the Thein Pyu Stadium at WLC 11: Battlebones and the event was streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.[22][23] Both fighters were eyeing a knockout, with Too Too being effective with his leg kicks and headbutts. However, judges gave Tuhtaboyev the victory via close split decision.[24][25][1]

Outside the ringEdit

Anti-coup activism

In 2022, Too Too was actively protesting and taking part in the anti-coup protests and was arrested for taking part in demonstrations against the 2021 Myanmar coup d'état.[26][27] Too Too was arrested at his home in Minbu Township in Mynamar’s Magway Region with weapons and explosives in his possession.[28][29]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Championships

Other championships

Lethwei recordEdit

Professional Lethwei record
39 wins, 1 loss, 26 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2020-01-31 Loss   Naimjon Tuhtaboyev WLC 11: Battlebones Yangon, Myanmar Decision 5
Lost WLC Middleweight World Championship
2019-11-03 Win   Tokeshi Kohei Air KBZ Fight 6 Yangon, Myanmar KO 4
Wins 2019 Air KBZ Myanmar Lethwei World Championship
2019-08-18 Draw   Fabio Ferrari 2019 Myanmar Lethwei World Championship Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2019-04-14 Win   Dechrid Sathian Muaythai Gym Thingyan Fight Chitthu Myaing Park Hpa-an, Myanmar KO 1
2018-02-17 Win   Vasyl Sorokin WLC 4: Bare-knuckle King Naypyidaw, Myanmar Decision 5
2017-11-04 Win   Louis Michael Badato WLC 3: Legendary Champions Yangon, Myanmar Decision 5
Wins WLC Middleweight World Championship
2017-06-10 Win   James Benal WLC 2: Ancient Warriors Yangon, Myanmar Decision 5
2017-03-03 Win   Eddie Farrell WLC 1: The Great Beginning Yangon, Myanmar Decision 5
2017-01-06 Draw   Chanajon PK Saenchai Myanmar-Thailand-Laos Challenge Fights Mandalay, Myanmar Draw 5
2016-11-27 Win   Matteo Celi Mandalay Rumbling Challenge Fight Yangon, Myanmar KO 3
2016-10-27 Draw   Soe Lin Oo Lethwei Grand Prix in Japan 2016 Tokyo, Japan Draw 5
2016-10-09 Win   Berneung Topkingboxing GTG International Challenge Fights 2016 Yangon, Myanmar KO (Punches) 3
2016-08-21 Draw   Dave Leduc 2016 Myanmar Lethwei World Championship Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2016-04-02 Win   Artem Sushkov Max Thingyan Fight Yangon, Myanmar KO 4
2016-02-03 Win   Vladimir Shuliak Win Sein Taw Ya 2016 Mudon, Myanmar KO 3
2016-01-13 Win   Kyal Linn Aung (25th) Karen New Year festival Hpa-an, Myanmar KO 5
2015-09-27 Draw   Saw Gaw Mu Do Mandalay Rumbling Mega Fights Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2015-08-30 Win   Matthew Richardson All Star Big Fight Yangon, Myanmar KO 4
2015-07-26 Draw   Cyrus Washington Monsoon Fight Yangon, Myanmar Draw 7
2015-05-15 Draw   Igor Danis Kunlun Fight 25 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Draw 5
2015-04-03 Draw   Petchtae Tor.Maxmuaythai Mon-Myanmar-Thai Challenge Fights Ye Township, Myanmar Draw 5
2015-03-25 Draw   Soe Lin Oo Thaung Pyin Lethwei Challenge Fights Ye Township, Myanmar Draw 5
2015-02-06 Draw   Saw Yan Paing Taungbon village 68th Mon National Day Ye Township, Myanmar Draw 5
2014-12-28 Win   Edward International Letwhay Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar KO 3
2014-11-02 Win   Matheus Robin One on One International Challenge Fight Yangon, Myanmar KO 3
2014-08-17 Draw   Saw Nga Man Mandalay Rumbling Champion Challenge Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
Official challenge for the Openweight Golden Belt
2014-07-06 Draw   Petchtae Tor.Maxmuaythai Myanmar vs. Thailand Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2014-06-01 Draw   Soe Lin Oo Lethwei Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2014-04-13 Draw   Kyal Linn Aung Thaung Pyin Lethwei Challenge Fights Ye Township, Myanmar Draw 5
2014-03-30 Draw   Rachenlek Maesotmuaythai Kalaw Thaw village Challenge Fights Mudon, Myanmar Draw 5
2014-03-15 Win   Yodtang Lamaing town Challenge Fights Ye Township, Myanmar KO 5
2014-02-14 Win   Yodkunkrai Por.Wiriya Shwe Sa Daw Challenge Fights Ye, Mon State, Myanmar KO 3
2014-01-26 Draw   Wanchana Hua Hin Win Sein Taw Ya 2014 Mudon, Myanmar Draw 5
2013-05-12 Win   Win Tun Lethwei Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar KO 3
2013-03 Win   Daung Thi Chae Lamaing town Challenge Fights Ye Township, Myanmar KO
2013-02-17 Win   Thutti Aung Lethwei Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar KO
2013-02-05 Win   Rajchasie Win Sein Taw Ya 2013 Mudon, Myanmar KO 4
2013-01-20 Win   Petpakai Myanmar vs. Thailand Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar TKO
2013-01-06 Win   Phoe Thar Gyi Dagon Shwe Aung Lan 2013 final Yangon, Myanmar Decision 5
2012-12-23 Win   Tha Pyay Nyo Dagon Shwe Aung Lan 2013 semi-final Yangon, Myanmar KO 2
2012-12-16 Win   Kyan Sit Aung Dagon Shwe Aung Lan 2013 quarter-final Yangon, Myanmar KO
2012-10-28 Win   Wunna Magway Challenge Fights Magway, Myanmar KO 2
2012-09-23 Draw   Dawna Aung Aung Myay Mandalar Indoor Stadium Mandalay, Myanmar Draw 5
2012-05-04 Draw   Tha Pyay Nyo Kaytumadi Indoor Stadium Taungoo, Myanmar Draw 5
2011 Draw   Dawna Aung Lamaing town Challenge Fights Ye Township, Myanmar Draw 5
2011-12-24 Win   Mondaing Karen New Year 2751 Insein Township Yangon, Myanmar KO
2011-11-06 Draw   Dawna Aung Myanmar vs. Australia Lethwei Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2011-09-18 Draw   Shwe Moe Kaung Champion Challenge Cup Tournament Myitkyina, Myanmar Draw 5
2011-08-14 Draw   Kyan Sit Aung Myanmar-Japan Goodwill Letwhay Challenge Fights (Day 1) Yangon, Myanmar Draw 5
2011 Draw   Tun Tun Min Lethwei Challenge Fights Myanmar Draw 5
2011 Draw   Pe Pyar Maung Maung Lethwei Challenge Fights Myanmar Draw
2011-05-04 Win   Shan Thway Lay Kaytumadi Indoor Stadium Taungoo, Myanmar KO
2010-12-31 Draw   Thar Chaung Thar Lethwei Challenge Fights Yangon, Myanmar Draw 4
2010-11-21 Win   Shwe Kyar Phyu Kaytumadi Indoor Stadium Taungoo, Myanmar KO 1
2010 Draw   Ko U Lay Lethwei Challenge Fights Myanmar Draw 4
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Muay Thai recordEdit

Muay Thai record
7 wins, 2 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2014-10-25 Loss   Naimjon Tuhtaboyev Thai Fight Kard Chuek Bangkok, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2013-12-22 Win   Panupan Tanjad 2013 SEA Games Naypyidaw, Myanmar Decision 3 3:00
2013-12-19 Win   Nouna Ngeumsangouane 2013 SEA Games Naypyidaw, Myanmar Decision 3 3:00
2013-07-01 Loss   Masoud Minaei 2013 Southeast Asian Games Incheon, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
2013-06-30 Win   Son Jun-heok 2013 Southeast Asian Games Incheon, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
2013-06-29 Win   Salar Al-Mouead 2013 Southeast Asian Games Incheon, South Korea Decision 3 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

ReferencesEdit

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Awards and achievements
New championship 1st WLC Middleweight World Champion
November 4, 2017 – January 31, 2020
Succeeded by