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Tags: AS | Thailand | Child Boxing

Thailand's Child Boxing Debated after 13-year-old's Death

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 07:38 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing.

The death of Anucha Tasako came after a Muay Thai — Thai boxing — match Saturday in the Bangkok suburb of Samut Prakarn. The Facebook page Muaythai Krobwongjorn, which covers the sport, said he died from a brain hemorrhage.

Child boxing is widespread in Thailand, especially in rural areas, where it offers a way for children to help provide for their families and a path to lift them out of poverty, its advocates say. Opponents say studies show the sport threatens growing children with brain damage.

Thai lawmakers are considering a law banning children under 12 from competitive boxing. The sport's boosters oppose the measure.

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