David
Chancellor
Boxers

Harrington St Boxing Gym, Cape Town, South Africa.

In the townships of South Africa boxing is common place, in the cities it's become the sport of choice for the young professionals from all walks of life who train for three months to fight in front of hundreds of people. The names they choose to fight under, an indication of their ambitions the ring.

This is a series of portraits of white collar boxers directly before, and directly after their first experience in the ring.

White Collar Boxing is a form of boxing where men and women in white collar professions train to fight at special events, most have no previous experience of boxing, bouts are usually three 2-minute rounds, unlike the longer 3x3 minutes in the Amateur Code for men, and 4 x 2 mins for woman. 16 oz. gloves are standard in the white collar boxing ring in order to protect competitors from heavy blows and hand injuries. Some gyms permit 14 oz. gloves as well for lighter weight classes and female competitors. Headgear, groin protectors, and mouthguards are also required inside the ring.

dave 'the russian hammer' sandler # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
dave 'the russian hammer' sandler # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
daniel 'the mover' avenir # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
daniel 'the mover' avenir # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
loni # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
loni # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
victoria 'the gunshow' jackson # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
victoria 'the gunshow' jackson # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
steve 'the paratrooper' burke # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
steve 'the paratrooper' burke # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
'marvelous' bob nsingi # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
'marvelous' bob nsingi # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
roy 'the rooster' coughlin # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
roy 'the rooster' coughlin # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
luke 'el diablo' jedeikein # I, from the series boxers, before and after.
luke 'el diablo' jedeikein # II, from the series boxers, before and after.
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