In a short period of time, World Lethwei Championship (WLC) has made a name for themselves as one of the most exciting martial arts organizations in the world.
With a thrilling display of Burmese Lethwei, WLC has managed to create a platform for Asia’s growing talents, including Cambodia’s best fighters.
ONE Championship stars like Nou Srey Pov gained international recognition in the organization, and now Kun Khmer talent Morn “Elbow King” Samet is looking to do the same.
On Sunday, 5 May, the Cambodian Top Team representative will compete in the main event of WLC: Karen Spirit in Chitthu Myaing Park in Myanmar.
He will take on Burmese star and WLC veteran Mite Yine in an intriguing featherweight bout that will be broadcast all over the world.
The Cambodian “Elbow King” knows he has a tough test ahead against the Burmese 2013 SEA Games Muay Thai Champion but he draws motivation from the high reward a victory would mean for him and Cambodia.
“I very excited and honored that I will be representing my country,” Samet says. “I promise I will do my very best.”
“I am well prepared, but I am also a bit worried about [Mite Yine’s] headbutts and throws. AIso, I have never fought Lethwei before.”
Morn Samet wants to promote Kun Khmer
WLC’s version of Lethwei is somewhat similar to Kun Khmer but allows headbutts and is known for its high-paced bouts and action.
WLC’s bonds with well-renowned ONE Championship makes the organization a perfect way for Samet to showcase his skills and prove that he is world champion material.
“I am well-prepared because I have seen [Mite Yine] fight before,” Samet shares.
“He fights a lot with his head, and he is very strong.”
“When I saw his fight against Pich Mtes Khmang, he got his power back after each round. He is very strong.”
“But I have prepared and trained a lot of elbows and headbutts. I train at Cambodian Top Team. I am very excited to train at [Hun Chan Reach’s] club.”
Should he be able to defeat Mite Yine this Sunday, Samet knows that he will boost his career drastically and also pave the way for more of Khmer competitors, adding fuel to a year that a lot of Cambodian’s hope will be a breakout year for “The Kingdom of Wonder.”
“I am very excited to represent Cambodia and promote our Kun Khmer,” Samet concludes.