Twin brothers Jirasak and Pornsak Katsriphuak, who are 10 years old, duke it out during a Muay Thai training session. Photo: Tibor Krausz
Twin brothers Jirasak and Pornsak Katsriphuak, who are 10 years old, duke it out during a Muay Thai training session. Photo: Tibor Krausz
Thailand

Muay Thai child fighters put their health on the line for gamblers and hope of a better life

Critics say encouraging children to fight in the ring is a form of child abuse, but thousands of young boxers in Thailand get into the sport to win prize money for their poor families

Twin brothers Jirasak and Pornsak Katsriphuak, who are 10 years old, duke it out during a Muay Thai training session. Photo: Tibor Krausz
Twin brothers Jirasak and Pornsak Katsriphuak, who are 10 years old, duke it out during a Muay Thai training session. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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