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Boxing Out of Poverty and Prison in Thailand

Siriporn ôSamsonö Thaveesuk, who went to prison at age 17 for dealing
drugs, makes her way to the ring. Ten rounds later, she takes down her
Japanese challenger and keeps her international title.

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Siriporn "Samson" Thaveesuk, who went to prison at age 17 for dealing drugs, makes her way to the ring. Ten rounds later, she takes down her Japanese challenger and keeps her international title.

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