The Great Beginning was the inaugural World Lethwei Championship event and took place on 3 March 2017 at Mingalardon Event Zone. The area was the re-purposed driving range of Mingalardon Country Club and was specially built for the event. This event is considered the biggest lethwei event in history.
The weigh-ins for the event were held in Kandawgyi Park in Yangon.
The headline fight featured TunTun Min against British kickboxer Nicholas Carter. TunTun Min won the fight via knockout in the first round.
World Lethwei Championship has become the first media property ever created in Myanmar to be available globally. It is currently broadcast live globally to more than 100 million potential viewers.