Muay Thai boxer brutalised after alleged match-fixing

Muay Thai boxer brutalised after alleged match-fixing

Nattawut Thorniyomsuk is seen in pictures on the 'Bres Nattawut' Facebook page.
Nattawut Thorniyomsuk is seen in pictures on the 'Bres Nattawut' Facebook page.

A Muay Thai boxer has complained that following a knockout, he was accused of match-fixing, physically assaulted and held against his will at his boxing camp.

Nattawut Thorniyomsuk said on his Facebook page that he was kicked in the mouth, caned 20 times with rattan sticks and detained for three days.

The boxer from the Sor Jor Lek Muangnon camp in Nonthaburi province fought in a featherweight bout at the Siam Boxing Stadium in Samut Sakhon province on Jan 6. He was knocked out in the third round. 

Nattawut described the assault in a video clip he posted on Facebook, and displayed pictures showing what appeared to be red welts on his back. 

Media reported he fled his camp and filed a complaint with police, accusing boxing camp supervisor Narong Dolsing of the physical assault.

Mr Narong reportedly admitted to the physical assault but denied the alleged detention. He said he would answer the charge on Tuesday.

Video: Nattawut Thorniyomsuk fights in a Muay Thai match he was later accused of fixing.

(Video YouTube/SPI TV)


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