In January, we showed you the world inside the Charter Oak Boxing Academy in Hartford, Connecticut.
Here, young boxers from the Hartford region, workout, train and spar. The boxing center began 30 years ago as a way to reach inner city kids, keep them out of trouble, and use boxing to teach important life skills.
This special collection of photos from that project gives further insight and celebrates the long-standing relationship between boxing and black and white photography.
© Dean Pagani 2019