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What Drives a Professional Boxer?

Oct 25, 2016 | 579 videos
Video by Tony Franklin

Antonio Johnson, who goes by the moniker “The St. Paul Kid,” is a professional boxer from St. Paul, Minnesota. In a short profile documentary by Tony Franklin, he talks about his passion for the sport and the power of representing his city. “I’m no different than any other kid from the inner city,” he says. “I was blessed to be able to find boxing.” The film follows Johnson’s most intimate musings about the values of boxing. To see more of Franklin’s work, visit his website.

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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