fists of fury

fists of fury

Mae Sot, Thailand
April 13
A Burmese bare-knuckle fighter gets his hands wrapped with hemp rope and gauze, prior to a match in Mae Sot, Thailand. When finished, the hands are rock solid when making contact with an opponent.
The fighting form is a mix of Muay – Thai and Burmese Lethwei boxing, blended to create a lethal fighting style known as Muay Kad Cheuk. The hands of the combatants are wrapped with a mix of gauze and hemp rope. The finished covering provides a minimum of protection on the hands and a maximum of impact on the opposition.
Traditionally, the Burmese fights are 4 rounds with the final round ending only after one of the opponents can fight no longer due to a knockout or excessive bleeding to the head