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Poonsawat quits boxing

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Former WBA super-bantamweight champion Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym has retired from boxing due to thalassemia. 

Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym celebrates his title win in 2009.

The 32-year-old Thai was diagnosed with the disease a day before challenging 122-pound WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba in the US last month. After talking to his doctor, Poonsawat was advised to quit the sport.

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