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Boxing to Migrate
Every evening in the heart of Tunis’ medina, the Nasria Medina boxing club opens its doors for the daily traditional training session inside an old colonial building.
A young boy comes up to me and says, "I want to be a hero too, here there is no hope, I want to succeed and leave". I look away for a few moments and the child is already in front of the master ready to honor his passion with dignity, his mind already filled with dreams of glory.
In front of him, with his eyes fixed on his face, the teacher teaches him how to warm up.
Boxing is really still the hope of getting out of poverty and maybe becoming a success on the other side of the Mediterranean sea.
Story & Photography: Jacques Pion