Khmer Boxing : You Like Pradal Serey ? [Blog Post]

Khmer Boxing : You Like Pradal Serey ? [Blog Post]
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The gym, was a converted open-air garage with all the sweat, dedication, and poor-boy desperation of classic boxing gyms of yore. It had no ring, some punching bags, and padded equipment strewn across the floor. As I was changing in the back, I noticed three students taking a siesta on hammocks tied to one of a pillars and what looked like a broken down military truck. It was 2 p.m. Given the muscle-sapping heat of Cambodia, Khmer boxers practice early in the morning and late in the afternoon, sleeping the humid midday hours away.

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