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Feature: Two Brothers

I feel him like, like he’s my blood brother and he was raised with me.

The Downtown Boxing Gym on the east side of Detroit teaches kids to be ready in the classroom and the boxing ring. But much of the work with vulnerable youth at the gym is about helping them deal with life’s complex–and sometimes painful–challenges.

WDET’s Laura Weber-Davis has this profile of two brothers at the gym, and a look at what it means to be a family.


The Sweet Science

Stories about strength and limitless possibility featuring voices of the youth at Downtown Boxing Gym in Detroit. Photography by Cydni Elledge and stories by Laura Weber-Davis.

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