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Down a swig of palm wine and place your bets. Pradoo the undefeated is in the pen.

He barely had the strength to stand up straight and his left eye was swollen shut not unlike Robert Deniro’s portrayal of Jake Lamotta in Raging Bull, but Pradoo was triumphant that Sunday afternoon. His owner Li Gim Chuon was gloating but I could sense Pradoo didn’t have many fights left in him.