“When sanctioned as sport, boxing is compelling and brutal entertainment, and heroes embody masculinity in its most pure form. I want to examine this sport at its most beautiful and disturbing. What drives a champion to succeed in one of the world’s most violent sports, when that champion is just 12 years old? What socioeconomic motivations are there? What is earned? And at what cost?”

man with tattoo on his back
woman holding a sign in the boxing ring
man shouting