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Teenage boxers, before and after their first fight

In 2003, Nicolai Howalt took 78 double portraits of teenage boys before and after their first boxing match. Many of the after-fight shots featured bloodied faces and disheveled hair, but quite a number of boys among the lot emerged looking like they didn’t even have a fight. If it’s not beginner’s luck, they must be that good.

Teenage boxers before and after their first fight
Teenage boxers before and after their first fight
Teenage boxers before and after their first fight
Teenage boxers before and after their first fight

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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