Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Looking for a good fight
Jews and Arabs have been fighting each other for decades, so boxing may seem like a strange way to build peace between the two -- but that's what the Israel Boxing Association aims for. The association held its National Youth Boxing Championship last week in three cities over four days. In the final event, nearly 50 competitors in their early teens gathered in a hot community gym in the northern city of Acre to fight their last bouts of the season. One young boxer summed up the collegial feeling of the competition: "It's not important what the name of the boxer is. You can be Moshe, you can be Muhammad, you can be Dmitri."
Photos by Oded Balilty of The Associated Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 7, 2012 j14