ONE Championship featherweight Phoe Thaw was hospitalized this morning after being injured in a bomb blast in Yangon. The 36 year old is in North Okkalpa General Hospital and photos show he has suffered serious looking burns to his lower body in the explosion.
Thaw holds a record of 8-2 and all ten of his fights have taken place under the ONE Championship banner. He made his debut for the promotion in 2015 and won his first six fights.
Thaw was last seen in action at ONE: ‘Century’ Part 1 where he was submitted by Chang Min Yoon in the opening round. He has fought on eight of the promotion’s nine cards in Yangon.
Photos show the featherweight conscious but with lacerations all over his legs. Myanmar has been in a state of serious unrest ever since power was seized in a military coup on February 1st.
The junta is deeply unpopular with the people and daily protests have been taking place in the country’s capital and elsewhere. At least 766 protestors and bystanders have been killed by the police or military and over 3,000 people have been detained.
Three bombs are reported to have gone off in the Kandawgyi Park area at around 10pm last night and Thaw appears to have been in the vicinity of one of the blasts. Former ONE Championship might heavyweight and middleweight champion Aung La Nsang has also spoken out against the coup recently.