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The grim future of Thailand's child boxers

Thai children as young as 9 train to become professional Muay Thai boxers, exposing them to repetitive head injuries that cause severe brain damage over time.

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    The world of sports is now familiar with the risks of long-term damage caused by repeated head trauma, as highlighted by American football players and professional boxers.

    But there is a more vulnerable group of athletes suffering similar injuries - Thailand's child boxers.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.


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