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Coronavirus KO: Thai fighters in despair as rings fall silent

 

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Thousands of Muay Thai fighters have been left out of work by the coronavirus
 

Training in masks, two metres apart, Thailand’s professional fighters are battling a new reality — shuttered gyms and cancelled tournaments after the coronavirus pandemic left them suddenly out of work.

 

Thailand’s brutal version of boxing, Muay Thai, features jabs, punches and kicks, with striking techniques using shins, knees and elbows.

 

But Thailand’s strict social-distancing rules mean former world champion Sarawut Prohmsut can only mime arm-blocks to a sparring partner jabbing at him from distance as they train in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/coronavirus-ko-thai-fighters-in-despair-as-rings-fall-silent/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2020-04-18
 
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It's the same restrictions here for junior tennis players. On tennis courts they play with 20 meters between them. I do agree that there are no tournaments with an audience, but players should be able to practice.

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10 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Thailand’s brutal version of boxing, Muay Thai

What ? they call that Brutal? Kinder garden Play more likely .normal boxing and MMA UFC beat them anytime before they know what Hit them .

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