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Boxing Fever Grips Thailand's Boys, but Doctors Raise Health Concerns

Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's northeastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, the winner is declared; 11-year-old Nanthawat Promsod, who is better known by his boxing name — "Super Big Saksandee." He earned 3,000 baht ($94.34) for winning the fight, and earns 1,500 baht ($47.17) for each match-up that he takes part in. He is one of at least 10 boxers aged 15 or less in the district of Satuk, where nearly...

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