OUT OF THE BOX

Sunday Times - - Insight Boxing Angels -

Box­ing cen­tres have long proved a sta­bil­is­ing in­flu­ence for young­sters in harsh cir­cum­stances. There are some re­mark­able rags-to-riches sto­ries, such as that of Filipino Manny Pac­quiao, who as a child fre­quently went to bed hun­gry. Af­ter turn­ing pro­fes­sional at 16, Pac­quiao earned more than $450m from box­ing and at 39 is now a se­na­tor in the Philip­pines

Pic­ture: Ger­hard Joren/Getty Im­ages

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