Boxing is a physical and mental challenge between two opponents. There is only one person you need to focus on – the referee. He ensures both competitors follow the rules and that the match can safely continue. You only pay attention to him when he intervenes or halts the action. Otherwise, you should focus on your opponent- Boxers are very intimate with each other and this experience is one of tough intimacy.

Due to its intimacy, boxing is both cruel and poetic at the same time. The dramatic moments that take place between two men in a ring with no weapons between them have inspired artists for generations, but it’s photographers who specialize in capturing these moments who are especially well-positioned. Like other sports, boxing is a game of tension while the audience watches for exciting moments. However, unlike other sports where those moments may unfold on a soccer field, boxing’s best moments can be easily photographed with just one click of the shutter.

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