Masaya, Nicaragua


Photographer: Antonio Aragón Renuncio

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

Marco Cano, a former national amateur champion, runs a boxing school in his house in the indigenous community of Pacayita in Masaya, a city in central Nicaragua. Every evening, Marco and his father, Jose, train children and young people. Some of their students have fought in regional and national tournaments. The school has few facilities, but for young people from the surrounding area it offers an alternative to gangs and drugs.