Thai boxers target medals at SEA

Boxing was initially axed from the 28th SEA Games to be held in Singapore from June 5-16 but the hosts made a U-turn earlier this year. 

Thailand are the dominant force in Southeast Asian boxing and the news bodes well for them to drastically improve their chances of winning more medals. 

They will be sending 10 fighters to Singapore where there are 11 weight classes (seven in the men's event and four in the women's competition). 

The men include Chatchai Butdee (52kg), Tanes Ongchanta (56kg), Sailom Ardee (60kg), Wutthichai Masuk (64kg), Apichet Saensit (69kg) and Apisit Khankokkrua (75kg). 

The women are Jutamas Raksat (48kg), Sopida Sathumram (51kg), Piamwilai Laopium (54kg) and Tassamalee Thongjan (57kg). 

At the 2013 SEA Games, Thailand won seven gold medals, the Philippines three and Myanmar and Vietnam two each.