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Updated on October 6, 2018 From Myanmar Times

Looks cute outside, but brutal inside the arena

The 23-year-old beautiful lady is in strenuous training. She is looking good but she has got periorbital hematoma in her black eye due to the injury sustained during a training session. Her name is Bozhena Antoniyar, the first ever woman Mixed Martial Art fighter from Myanmar. “I’m very excited for the next fight. I’m practicing real hard. (pointing to her eye) I got this injury during my training,”Antoniyar told The Myanmar Times in Bangkok on October 2. She said she trains for at least six hours every day. The two-time Myanmar national boxing champion grew up in Loikaw, Myanmar. She is Kayan woman, a tribe known worldwide for women wearing stacks of brass rings around the neck. She used to dream of becoming a famous singer when she was a kid, but life apparently has other plans for her and she ended up becoming a professional MMA fighter. «Women always endure constant bullying that›s why I learn about martial artists. I was a boxer as well as lethwei fighter before competing in mixed martial arts. I have changed my career since last February because I think MMA has a better future for an athlete›s life,” Antoniyar said. She began boxing training at the age of 16. She moved around the country for a few years before realising her potential to become successful in the sport. She trained in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw where she did strenuous trainings for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. Antoniyar wasn’t born from a family of martial artists. “Our family has seven members. They all are leading their lives simply. I’m the only one into martial arts. My parents were against it and they even stopped me from entering in this kind of sport,” she said. “My father said it is not impossible, but added that I am too small and too short to fight. But I never give up. Now, I can prove that I can be a good fighter. They are all big fans of me now, “ she said. After all, she has worked incredibly hard to realize her childhood dream of becoming a professional athlete, a dream and a burning desire so powerful that she left school in the eleventh grade to pursue it full-time. In 2017, she began working at Transcend Gym as a boxing coach, and added grappling training to diversify her skills.
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