Youth Boxing League

03.25.2012


Some of the bikers we met today told us there would be some kids boxing around 4pm by the main post office in Accra. We went there, not exactly knowing what to expect. Would this be some totally fucked up kid fight club? We got there, and it turned out that a young professional kick boxer (who told us he had traveled all around the world to compete in fights) was reffing a match between 2 boys who couldn’t have been older than 8. There was a makeshift ring, made from chalk lines on a 10 x 10 sq. foot chunk of concrete. The guy said that he and the kids meet every Sunday to train. It was really an awesome thing. The kids were totally involved, and they had gloves and head guards on, so there was no bare fist fighting going on. A big crowd was gathered around watching the kids box. We hung for about an hour then headed home after a long, tiring, sweaty day of shooting the bikers.

 

Enjoy the pictures! More soon.

 

- Charles

 

 

 

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