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[1] Quintin


Either way it goes, if you’re a bully you instantly realize you are not the toughest guy in the room.

The Downtown Boxing Gym takes boys and girls, ages 7 to 18. Across that broad swath of students, Coach Khali says the tie that binds many of them when they walk through the door is they are bullied at school, or they are bullies.

Youth boxer Quintin Love has always been a good student, but he says that sometimes made him a target at school.


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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