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Entry Title: "Fighting for a Pittance"
Sandra Hoyn
, Germany
Category and Expertise: Editorial, Professional

Entry Description: Boxing matches with children starting at six years in Thailand.

Muay Thai, the national sport of Thailand, is one of the hardest martial arts worldwide. Many people earn their living by it, therefore children fights for tourists and Thai bettors are part of the everyday life. There is no minimum age for the fighters. Two or three times a month, they are boxing for a pittance and they are pushing themselves to their physical and mental limits. Only few of them become a rich and popular boxing idol. At 25 years, the career is usually over.