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Former boxing champion in hospital

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Ailing former three-times world flyweight boxing champion Chartchai Chionoi, who suffered long-term brain damage, has been hospitalised and will be transferred from Chiang Mai to Bangkok for special treatment. 

Chartchai, whose real name is Naris and is aged 80, has been staying at San Kamphaeng Hospital in Chiang Mai. He has been closely tended by his wife Sirinthon.

She said that her husband was admitted to the hospital after he had trouble eating. Mr Chartchai is to be moved  to Thammasat University Hospital in Bangkok for further treatment for chronic traumatic brain injury associated with boxing. Currently, he is on a ventilator, being tube fed and has an IV drip.

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