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Champ swaps ring

BEIJING Olympics gold medalist Somjit Jongjohor of Thailand has ditched boxing to pursue a singing career. The charismatic flyweight, who won world amateur, Asian and Olympic titles during his six years at the top, this week released his country music album "Nak Rak Samak Len" (Amateur Playboy), Channel 3 television reported yesterday. Somjit, 34, will be too old to defend his title at the 2012 London Games and had considered turning professional.


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