17 Jan 2009

Thai prisoners given chance to box their way to freedom

11:46 am on 17 January 2009

Thailand's prison bosses are giving prisoners the chance to fight for their freedom, in order to find the next Olympic boxing champion.

Two former prisoners have already fought their way out of jail to earn a comfortable living from boxing and win medals on the global stage.

The Bangkok corrections chief Preeda Nilsiri the prisoners are fighting for their freedom, to become champions and they will be supported to do this.