Though this weekend's female bout took place in a makeshift outdoor ring due to COVID restrictions, it's still being trumpeted as the first ever bout by women on the hallowed grounds of Lumpinee. However, the website 8limbsus.com has reported stories of a short-lived series of female bouts promoted at Lumpinee in the 1960s in a separate ring than the one used by male fighters. And in 2017, Rajadamnern broke with tradition by allowing the first ever transgender fighter, Nong Rose Baan Charoensuk, to compete there. Nevertheless, this weekend's women's bout at Lumpinee would seem to be a permanent turning point for female fighters in Thailand.
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