Global Roundup: Women Fighters Making Histor…

Compiled by Inaara Merani NIRAWAN TANGJEW (L) AND TANAWAN THONGDUANG BATTLE IT OUT ON SEPTEMBER 18 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND. PHOTO COURTESY OF LUMPINEE GO SPORT In 1956, Lumpinee Boxing Stadium opened and has since become one of the world’s most prestigious sites for Muay Thai, Thailand’s martial art; however, women have traditionally been forbidden from fighting there or even touching the ring due to superstitions about menstruation and its ability to ‘pollute’ the sacred space.

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