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[06] The Sweet Science

The Sweet Science

In “The Sweet Science,” WDET producer Laura Weber-Davis and photographer Cyndi Elledge weave high contrast black and white photos and intimate interviews with youth boxers together into a compelling feature.

In this story from 2017, colored with notes of pain and forgiveness, 17-year-old Rakeem Campbell describes exploring the science of boxing. The piece begins with Weber-Davis speaking to Coach Khali Sweeney, founder and mentor at the Downtown Boxing Gym on Detroit’s Eastside.