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Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, 9-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to ring
Nine-year-old Thai kickboxer Pornpattara "Tata" Peachaurai is eager to get back in the ring after coronavirus curbs brought his fight season to a halt more than five months ago. The money he earns is vital income for his family.
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, wears...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, wears a face shield as he stands before his boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, receives...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, receives a tip from a supporter, after winning a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, tries...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, tries to get some sleep as his 16-year-old sister Poomrapee, who is also a boxer with the national youth team, uses a mobile phone at their home which is located inside a gym in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, spends...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, spends time with his mother, Sureeporn Eimpong, 40, after a training session at a gym in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. "I'm from the lower class and I just make enough money to survive and don't have savings or fancy homes," Eimpong said. "The future of Tata is in boxing." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Muay Thai boxers Thantap Wor Uracha, 9, and Sanchai take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Muay Thai boxers Thantap Wor Uracha, 9, and Sanchai take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Sureeporn Eimpong, 40, the mother of nine-year-old Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
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Sureeporn Eimpong, 40, the mother of nine-year-old Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, a child Muay Thai boxer, reacts during his boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "I'm from the lower class and I just make enough money to survive and don't have savings or fancy homes," Eimpong said. "The future of Tata is in boxing." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, trains...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, trains at a gym in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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April 06, 2021
Muay Thai boxers Yodpetch-eak and Bensin take part in a boxing match at the Rangsit Boxing stadium in...
Pathum Thani, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Muay Thai boxers Yodpetch-eak and Bensin take part in a boxing match at the Rangsit Boxing stadium in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, prepares...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, prepares to take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, uses...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, uses a mobile phone at his home which is located inside a gym, in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, trains...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, trains at a gym in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Khundej Burapha-Starnation, 11, a Muay Thai boxer, trains at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand,...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Khundej Burapha-Starnation, 11, a Muay Thai boxer, trains at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
THAILAND-MUAYTHAI/
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April 06, 2021
Child Muay Thai boxers train at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Athit...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Child Muay Thai boxers train at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Child Muay Thai boxers train at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Athit...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Child Muay Thai boxers train at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Child Muay Thai boxers play together after a training session at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province,...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Child Muay Thai boxers play together after a training session at a boxing gym in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Child Muay Thai boxers jog together to lose weight before their matches, outside the Rangsit Boxing Stadium...
Pathum Thani, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Child Muay Thai boxers jog together to lose weight before their matches, outside the Rangsit Boxing Stadium in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, plays...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, plays with his friends after a training session at a gym in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, helps...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, helps to serve a customer at his mother's food stall in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, bathes...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, bathes after a training session at a gym in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, eats...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, eats breakfast next to his mother Sureeporn Eimpong, 40, in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, has his...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, has his temperature checked before entering his school in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, eats...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, eats breakfast at his school in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, wears...
Bangkok, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, wears a face mask as he prays after a flag-raising ceremony, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at his school in Bangkok, Thailand, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, prepares...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, prepares to take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Child Muay Thai boxers Jaruadfai Ufa Boom Deksean and Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Child Muay Thai boxers Jaruadfai Ufa Boom Deksean and Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, wait before their boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Muay Thai boxers pose for a photograph at the Rangsit Boxing stadium in Pathum Thani province, Thailand,...
Pathum Thani, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Muay Thai boxers pose for a photograph at the Rangsit Boxing stadium in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Child Muay Thai boxers Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, and Jaruadfai...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Child Muay Thai boxers Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, and Jaruadfai Ufa Boom Deksean take part in a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, takes part in a Muay Thai boxing...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, takes part in a Muay Thai boxing match with Jaruadfai Ufa Boom Deksean at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, celebrates...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, celebrates after winning a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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April 06, 2021
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, celebrates...
Chachoengsao, Thailand
The Wider Image: Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, nine-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to...
Pornpattara Peachurai, known as Tata Por Lasua as his fighter name, 9, a child Muay Thai boxer, celebrates after winning a boxing match at a temporary boxing ring in Chachoengsao province, Thailand, October 26, 2020. "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." REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "PERAWONGMETHA BOXER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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