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WLC announces the signing of kickboxing champs Mathias Jonsson and Ray J Virajahntorn

Two kickboxing champions have joined the World Lethwei Championship.

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The WLC announced today that Sweden’s Mathias Jonsson and Australian-Burmese Ray J Virajahntorn are signed.

Jonsson is a three-time Swedish national champion known for his exciting style.

Virajahntorn is an Australian national champion who grew up in Myanmar before moving to Australia.

“World Lethwei Championship is the home of the best striking martial artists in the world and it is my pleasure to welcome these champions into our stable of world-class athletes,” WLC chairman Zay Thiha said in a press release. “I expect them to represent the company well and showcase their skills in a World Lethwei Championship ring to excite our fans in the near future!”

“I am excited to be a part of the World Lethwei Championship organization,” Jonsson added. “Lethwei fans around the world will see me put on the most exciting fights that they have seen. I will go in there and start throwing from the second the bell rings, and there is not going to be a quiet moment. It will be non-stop action, from start to finish I guarantee that!”

“This is an amazing opportunity for me to return to the country of my heritage and proudly represent the Burmese people as we show the world what athletes from Myanmar are capable of,” Virajahntorn said. “The World Lethwei Championship has elevated Lethwei and now is the time for the world to take notice!”

Terms and possible debut opponents were not disclosed.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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