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[4] Rakeem


It’s not as hardening as it may look. It’s a thinking sport. It’s really called pugilism, it’s called the sweet science. You have to be a thinker.

Coach Khali Sweeny says he doesn’t like boxing… not in the way you might think. He likes the art of it. The discipline. The science.

The mental aspect of such a physical sport strikes deeper many of the youth at Downtown Boxing Gym.


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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