Thailand's Child Boxers

Shots from Channel 4's Unreported World film about the estimated 30,000 children who fight professional Muay Thai in Thailand, to support their families. These disciplined and talented athletes sometimes fight for as little as £4, and start their professional careers as young as 7 years old. They face enormous pressure, damaging weight loss techniques, miss school, and ultimately risk permanent brain damage in the process. All photos copyright Channel 4/Unreported World
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand
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Professional child Muay Thai has come under fire for endangering and exploiting children
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Cultural heritage or child labour?
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"Baby Millions" fighters in Bangkok
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Everywhere you look, kids are doing Muay Thai
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Boxing Tournament in a paddy field
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Kids fight with 'pure hearts'
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Knock out
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Nat and his dad
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Nat's morning run
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Boxers' brains are different
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The Contender
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Making Weight
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Nat before the weigh-in
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Gambling fuels this business
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Athletes not labourers?
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Nong Em waits
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The fight
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Five Rounds, the Art of Eight Limbs
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The Gamblers' sign language
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Powerful strike
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Nat Thanarak, 11 year old prize fighter
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