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Underneath the railroad tracks, a 19 year-old boxer is fighting his way out of poverty

“Why do you want to go there?” That’s the reaction I would receive over and over again as I searched for a boxing gym tucked away somewhere within Estación Plaza Constitución, one of Buenos Aires busiest railway stations.

I turned up alone in the huge station asking where I could find it. Everyone I spoke to either denied its existence or acted suspiciously and pointed me in a general direction. When I eventually found the gym, I had no idea what to expect as I went down the dark, rickety stairs, like something you might have seen in a Harry Potter movie.

I was surprised to find Ferriobaires boxing club where manager Alberto Santoro, 69, has been boxing for 55 years and where he now trains a dedicated group of boys like Leo Fonseca, a 19-year-old boxer, with a disjointed childhood, looking to improve his family’s life in Burzaco, a poor suburb of Buenos Aires.

Directed by Peter Scheffer
Research and Concept by Andrew Gold
Camera and Editing by Thomas Seegers
Music by Zino van Hamersveld
Produced by Studio Baires

Underneath the railroad tracks, a 19 year-old boxer is fighting his way out of poverty

“Why do you want to go there?” That’s the reaction I would receive over and over again as I searched for a boxing gym tucked away somewhere within Estación Plaza Constitución, one of Buenos Aires busiest railway stations.

I turned up alone in the huge station asking where I could find it. Everyone I spoke to either denied its existence or acted suspiciously and pointed me in a general direction. When I eventually found the gym, I had no idea what to expect as I went down the dark, rickety stairs, like something you might have seen in a Harry Potter movie.

I was surprised to find Ferriobaires boxing club where manager Alberto Santoro, 69, has been boxing for 55 years and where he now trains a dedicated group of boys like Leo Fonseca, a 19-year-old boxer, with a disjointed childhood, looking to improve his family’s life in Burzaco, a poor suburb of Buenos Aires.

Directed by Peter Scheffer
Research and Concept by Andrew Gold
Camera and Editing by Thomas Seegers
Music by Zino van Hamersveld
Produced by Studio Baires

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