Fight clubs in Thai prisons

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

Categories: Asia | Sport

In Thai prisons combat sport Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) all prisoners gives a great chance to not only earn the privilege, but even ahead of schedule to be released if they win enough battles against foreign rivals. Employee photo Agency Getty Images Borja Sanchez Trillo went to jail Klong Pai to document one of these battles.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

1. Prisoner warming up before a fight.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

2. Ironically Thai law, all prisoners have the chance to Amnesty, if they succeed in the sport. The relevant law was signed in 1767, when, after the capture of Ayutthaya (then capital of Thailand) the Burmese captured thousands of soldiers. During his stay in prison, the soldiers were taking part in organized battle against their captors. The best fighter is supposedly guaranteed complete freedom.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

3. Independent charity Prison Fight recently proposed to involve prison fighting foreign boxers. Prison Fight provides sports equipment, cash prizes and, most importantly for all prisoners, it helps to have a real chance at a reduced sentence. Photo foreign fighter warming up before a fight in the gym on the territory of the prison.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

4. The ultimate goal of the charity Fight Prison is to rehabilitate prisoners, the development of sports and health, and also released in the best social adaptation in the future. Photo of a prison guard watching the process of preparing for battle.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

5. Prison guard watching as assistants doing a massage to a prisoner before the fight.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

6. Prisoner helps the fighter to wrap hands before the start of the match.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

7. The fight will take place on the territory of the exercise yard, so to the warden kindly requested to open the gate.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

8. Competitors make a memorable photo in front of the battle.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

9. And so began the first round.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

10. Foreign fighter missing prisoner during a battle in the Klong Pai prison.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

11. Foreign athletes are entering the ring.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

12. The prisoners watch the battle.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

13. Foreign fighter takes a punch in the face.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

14. The blow was too strong. Athlete fell on the floor.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

15. Blood flows through the opponent's gloves enclosed in the break between rounds.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

16. Boxer cooled down during a break.

Fight clubs in Thai prisons

17. Doctors give first aid to wounded soldiers.

Keywords: Sports | Asia | Thailand | Boxing | Prison

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