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Punching Out of Poverty: Despite Risks, 9-year-old Thai Fighter Eager to Return to Ring

9-year-old Pornpattara Peachurai has Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name and is punching his way out of poverty.

Sports | News18 Sports | April 8, 2021, 8:38 pm
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 9-year-old Pornpattara Peachurai has Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

9-year-old Pornpattara Peachurai has Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 Tata Por Lasua receives a tip from a supporter after winning a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Tata Por Lasua receives a tip from a supporter after winning a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 Tata Por Lasua prepares to take part in a boxing match. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Tata Por Lasua prepares to take part in a boxing match. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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"All the money from boxing, the regular payment and the tips, it all goes to mum," said Peachurai. "I'm proud to be a boxer and to earn money for my mum." (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 Tata Por Lasua prepares to take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Tata Por Lasua prepares to take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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 Tata Por Lasua celebrates after winning a boxing match. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Tata Por Lasua celebrates after winning a boxing match. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

  • First Published: April 8, 2021, 8:38 pm

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