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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Little Video I Shot Yesterday in a Managua Boxing Gym

I share this little video clip -- two young boxers fighting while a third dances around with the happiest, most foolish grin -- because I love the way that, in these gyms, vortices of intensity, every single kid says and believes he will be next world champion.

Perhaps the roughness of the video, shot on a handheld with which I'm nothing but amateur so far, does not hide the intensity of these kids.

So far, have talked with a few contenders and a few champions, and there is an intensity -- should we call it sophrosyne? -- to the guys who did make it. Discipline, clarity, purity, eyes on the prize: the champions have in spades what the contenders hope for.


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