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BANGKOK - Thailand has a stable of Olympic gold medal boxing prospects and senior officials say their preparations for Beijing have been perfect.
Thailand won one boxing gold in Athens through light welterweight Manus Boonjumnong and their eight fighters in Beijing are tipped to exceed expectations.
There are some concerns because their long-time Cuban coach Juan Fontanial recently left, but Amateur Boxing Association of Thailand president General Taweep Jantaroj is full of confidence.
"It's probably the finest training we have ever had," he told The Nation newspaper.
"The preparation is perfect in every aspect as we had full financial support from both the government and the private sector.
"I've also had time to oversee training by myself. We've fine-tuned our preparation by adopting sport science and introducing psychological techniques to help strengthen the athletes' mentality.
"I assigned a personal trainer for each boxer in order to sort out individual weakness more effectively.
"The result is that we have a group of eight boxers who are all capable of winning medals, not only one or two like in previous Games."
In addition to Manus defending his title, flyweight veteran Somjit Jongjohor is considered a favourite in his division after picking up silver at the world championships in Chicago last year.
Olympic bantamweight silver medallist Worapoj Petchkoom is also on the team. The kingdom has a knack of producing promising boxers and one of the best of the new bunch is middleweight Angkarn Chomphuphuang. - Sapa-AFP