Karachi boys punch their way out of violence

Teenagers living in slums turn to boxing in bid to avoid cycle of drugs and violence in Pakistani city.

    Children as young as seven in a Karachi slum are turning to boxing as a way out of a cycle of drugs and violence that they would otherwise be subject to in one of Pakistan's most violent cities.

    The boys, trained by Javed Jan, one of the country's most successful boxers and who hails from the same area as the youths, hope to one day represent their nation in international tournaments.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Lyari.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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