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Thailand: Prisoners fight it out for champion title

Thailand, Bangkok
February 13, 2014 at 22:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thailand: Prisoners fight it out for champion title

A Thai prisoner won the champion belt in a Muay Thai and boxing event against an international challenger in the sixth round of 'Prison Fight', hosted in Bangkok's Khlong Phai prison on Thursday.

The historic 'Prison Fight' event pits foreign challengers against imprisoned Thai men who will fight for their freedom, or for a reduction in their prison sentence. Matches are refereed by previous 'Prison Fight' champions.

The event has a long tradition across Thai prisons that reportedly dates back to 1774. It is organised by the Thai Department for Corrections, in cooperation with the Thai and Estonian states, and its goal is to promote discipline and healthy living among prison populations.

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Thailand: Prisoners fight it out for champion title

A Thai prisoner won the champion belt in a Muay Thai and boxing event against an international challenger in the sixth round of 'Prison Fight', hosted in Bangkok's Khlong Phai prison on Thursday.

The historic 'Prison Fight' event pits foreign challengers against imprisoned Thai men who will fight for their freedom, or for a reduction in their prison sentence. Matches are refereed by previous 'Prison Fight' champions.

The event has a long tradition across Thai prisons that reportedly dates back to 1774. It is organised by the Thai Department for Corrections, in cooperation with the Thai and Estonian states, and its goal is to promote discipline and healthy living among prison populations.

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