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The sweat-covered boxer from this post is the man on the left, giving it his all in full Cuban sun.

The men would pair up, sparring until the coach said, in a calm deep voice, “Tiempo.” They’d rest a few minutes, wipe their faces, drink some water*. And when the coach again announced, “Tiempo.” they’d start back up until the next announcement.

Gimnasia de Boxeo Rafael Trejo
Havana, Cuba 

photographed 11.11.2022

*And if we were there, put up with a swarm of photographers intent on getting a Very Important Portrait of Very Sweaty Boxer.

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