The Most Terrifying Man In Combat Sports Has Returned To The Ring

The Most Terrifying Man In Combat Sports Has Returned To The Ring

Dave Leduc is a name that everyone should know.

The young Canadian is an absolute warrior.

As a martial artist, Leduc has risen to the top of one of the most brutal fighting forms: the Burmese sport of Lethwei. The only way to win in a Lethwei match is by knockout. If after 5 rounds both fighters are still standing, the match is considered a draw. Brutal huh!

The sport has drawn criticism from fighting purists, saying that it doesn’t adequately protect fighters from serious injury, but to others, this is its charm.

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Whilst Dave Leduc’s record may not look great on paper, with more draws than wins, his victories have come at the right time, recently winning at the 3rd Myanmar Lethwei World Championship this year defeating Diesellek Seepongsert Sanong, by knockout, obviously, in the first round.

Leduc also won the controversial Prison Fight Thailand, a competition that pits inmates and entrants against each other.

Prisoners are able to fight for a reduction in sentence. Before you dismiss this as silly, the competition is based on being able to rehabilitate through purpose, sports training and mental development.

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His fighting style is quite pure and closely linked to the traditions of the sport.

Leduc is renowned for having perfected the headbutt and elbows, forms of striking being totally legal in lethwei, and he used these to great effect in his road to the top. Leduc has immersed himself in Burmese culture, even having married his wife, Model Irina Terehova in a traditional ceremony.

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Leduc’s victory over Diesellek at the World Championship was as methodical as it was brutal.

After faking twice and sucking Diesellek in, he managed to get the Thai fighter back onto the ropes where Leduc executed an amazing elbow to finish. The knockout came at the 2:33 mark of the first round.

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From here, it is unknown who will be game enough to fight Leduc.

Fans have suggested perhaps the closest potential opponents would be legends Tun Tun Min and Too Too.

Check out some of the action in the two videos below.

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