This is a story about a group of young boys with a big dream: to become acclaimed boxers. Most of them dropped out the school and live in the uncertainty and instability. Boxing is everything for them.
There are only a few boxing gyms in Dhaka city, and in the whole Bangladesh. Mohammad Ali National Boxing Stadium is one of the major ones. These boys practice boxing there every day, working hard to fulfill their dreams. Only few of them can rely on the family support. Zakir and Al-Amin, for instance were not so lucky when they started. A year back, Zakir got awarded a full scholarship from the biggest sports institute – the BKSP – but his father disapproved due to family’s financial problems. These days he is one of the major under-sixteen boxers in Bangladesh. He won the gold medal in the last BKSP competition.
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