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Free boxing lessons for Colombian youth thanks to sponsorship

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A young boy practices his punches with Coach Alex Theran.

Coach Alex Theran gives instructions to a group of young boys at the Promises From My Neighborhood boxing school in the San Roque neighborhood in Barranquilla, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Theran, an amateur boxer born in Barranquilla, sponsors the gym where boys wanting to become boxers are trained free of charge.

Fernando Vergara / AP

Fernando Vergara / AP

Boys exercise in front of a wall-sized mirror at the Promises From My Neighborhood boxing schoo.

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