I'm very glad and honored for the first prize at POYi in the category "Recreational Sports".
This is a sparring scene during a training session. Sayu, on the foreground, hits heavily Christian who is trying in vain to block the punch with his boxing gloves.
I took this picture at "The Gimnasio Rafael Trejo" which is one of the oldest boxing gyms of Cuba where famous Cuban boxers, recognized worldwide, trained in the past and and still train themselves today . It owes its name to a young revolutionary student, murdered in 1930 during the student demonstrations against Gerardo Machado's dictatorship . This gym is located in Havana Veja (the old town) and consists of an open-sky ring trapped between two pastel-colored buildings. Every week nearly 100 boxes are training here from different ages and background.
Here is the link of the contest