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    Sergeant Kaew Pongprayoon paid a visit to Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday and left with the promise that he would soon become Lieutenant Kaew Pongprayoon.

    Sgt Kaew, of course, is Thailand's newest boxing hero, winning a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games that most Thais strongly believe should have been gold.

    I have to congratulate Sgt Kaew for bringing fame to Thailand, Gen Prayuth said after meeting the 32-year-old light flyweight boxer from Kamphaeng Phet at the Royal Thai Army headquarters yesterday morning.
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  • #2
    This guy was slightly annoyed.

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    • #3
      That's too bad. He has some nice skills.

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      • #4
        60k baht = just under 2k USD. While that might not sound like a lot to us, it probably is in Thailand...

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        • #5
          Doubt 2k is that much there. I mean it's quite a tourist hot spot now, so I imagine salaries are higher than 20k a year for a soldier.

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          • #6
            This other article has him making 20 million baht = 635k for this. I don't think there's one pro jr fly that makes half that in a year.

            http://www.boxingscene.com/pongprayo...move-on--56047

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HeroBando View Post
              This other article has him making 20 million baht = 635k for this. I don't think there's one pro jr fly that makes half that in a year.

              http://www.boxingscene.com/pongprayo...move-on--56047
              I think that is prob the correct estimate. The Thai's have a history is giving large gifts to sporting people who bring glory to Thailand. Not the mention the King is crazy rich and can afford to give stupid amounts of money away

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