Dave Leduc

Dave Leduc is a Canadian Lethwei fighter who competes in the World Lethwei Championship.

A Canadian Lethwei fighter who competes in the World Lethwei Championship is named for Dave Leduc. Dave Leduc is a current open weight Lethwei World Champion as well as current WLC Cruiserweight World Champion. He is nicknamed “The Nomad” because of his travels around the world to learn martial arts. He gained widespread notoriety by becoming the first Quebecer and Canadian to win in the controversial Prison Fight Thailand in Bangkok.

Famous For

  • For his known for accurate elbow and to have perfected the art of the headbutt.
  • To taunt and provoke his opponents during the fight and is often referred to as the King of Lethwei.

Early Life of Dave

Dave was born on 13th December 1991 and his age turned to 27 as of 2018. He hails from Gatineau, Quebec. He belongs to French-Canadian nationality and his ethnicity is White. He follows the Christian religion. He started playing baseball at a young age and played in the United States as a pitcher. He began practicing martial arts under the guidance of Sifu Patrick Marcil at Kung Fu Patenaude when he was only 17. There is no information regarding his parents, siblings, education but it will be added soon.

Body Measurements of Dave

Dave is not just talented but he has also got a smash hit personality. He has got a strong body build. He stands at the height of 1.88 m or 6 feet 2 in. He has got a balanced weight of 80 Kg or 180 lb. His other body measurements have not been revealed yet but once we get information regarding this, it will be added soon. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Career of Dave Leduc

  • Dave started fighting amateur MMA in Canada and went undefeated in three fights, winning two of them by guillotine choke in 2013.
  • He then went to Thailand in 2013 and began his professional career by winning his first Muay Thai fight, where he defeated a South Korean opponent by TKO.
  • On 12th July 2014, he took part and won his fight in the controversial Prison Fight Thailand.
  • Dave was invited to make his Lethwei debut at the 1st Myanmar Lethwei World Championship in Myanmar on 21st August 2016 against the undefeated (34-0), 75 kg champion Too Too where the fight ended in a draw.
  • On 11th December 2016, their very anticipated rematch took place at the Air KBZ Aung Lan Golden Belt Championship in Yangon, Myanmar.
  • He participated in Lethwei in Japan 2: LEGACY on 16th February 2017 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo Dome City, Japan.
  • He defended his title for the first time against veteran Lethwei fighter Phoe Kay.
  • On 18th April 2017, for his second title defense, he faced Turkish Australian fighter Adem Yilmaz in Tokyo, Japan in traditional Lethwei rules.
  • For his third straight title defense, he was set to face American Veteran Cyrus Washington, on June 16 in Tokyo, Japan and won the game.
  • On 20th August  2017, inside the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, he defended his open weight Lethwei world title against American fighter Cyrus Washington, making this his fourth title defense.
  • He returned to face former Rajadamnern Stadium Champion and multiple time Muaythai World titleholder Diesellek Seepongsert Sanong inside the Thein Pyu Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar on 19th August 2018. The fight started with some exchanges in the clinch, with Diesellek trying the first headbutt of the fight which missed and Leduc landing a left uppercut.
  • Leduc won by KO at 2:23 of the first round, making this his sixth title defense.
  • On 16th December 2018, the very anticipated third rematch between Tun Tun Min took place at the Air KBZ Aung Lan Golden Belt Championship in Yangon.
  • Dave retained his title in a fight that was much less in the hands of Tun Tun Min than their first fight was.
  • After winning the world title, he dedicated his career solely to Lethwei.
  • On 10th March 2019, he announced that he had signed with the World Lethwei Championship, despite a long-running feud with the promotion.

Marital Status, Wife, Child

Dave is a married person. In the year 2016, he met Moldovan Canadian writer and model Irina Terehova, when she made a trip to Thailand. The two had never met before, but after writing a story on Dave, Irina decided to leave Canada and meet him in Phuket. The trip was supposed to last two weeks, but Irina decided to stay and live with Dave.

On 12th October 2016, he got engaged to Terehova on the Shwesandaw Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar. On 13th December 2016, the two got married on Leduc’s birthday, in a traditional Burmese wedding ceremony in Yangon. The ceremony was nationally televised on MRTV with an approximate of 30 million viewers, only two days after his world championship title fight, catapulting them to celebrity status in Myanmar. Leduc and his wife currently reside in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The couple is living a blissful life with each other as of today.

Net Worth of Dave

Dave receiving a decent salary from the state and has accumulated good amount of net worth over the years adequate to live a comforting life. His estimated net fortune is believed to have more than $1 Million. Obviously, the fight purse makes up a big part of the amount with Leduc reportedly making more than 50 000$-100 000$ per fights with knockout bonuses. Moreover, he is satisfied with his earnings.

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