Youth training in the streets of Kinshasa. Between 5AM & 9AM the streets of the city are bustling with outdoor sporting activity.
The DRC’s national boxing team training in preparation for the 2017 Pan-African Championships.
A gang of youths who train at night along the Boulevard Lumumba in Kinshasa. They cannot afford training sessions at a club.
A boxer poses for a portrait during a night-time training session in the city.
Boxer Riguene Nsimba, a member of the Muhammad Ali memorial training club.
Joseph Ikunga, a local champion boxer at the Muhammad Ali club.
The Stade Tata Raphael, the site of Ali’s 1974 Rumble in the Jungle fight.
The ruins of Nsele palace, built by former dictator Mobutu. Ali was hosted here whilst in the country for his famous match.
The Elico box club at Nsele attaching a punching bag to a basketball hoop.
Coach Zumani Kasongo.
Taekwondo practioners in Quartier Bandal, the boxers of Congo must share training space due to lack of finances.
Standard Levier jogs through Nsele commune.
Mongala Bemonga poses for a portrait in his boxing attire.
Patrick Bothalala. A former champion, he retired to teach students instead due to his worries about being forced to act as a spokesperson for the Kabila government.
Erick Mumbambi, a young boxer who trains at the Muhammad Ali memorial club.
Erick at his home overlooking Kinshasa.
Pierre Celeste Kabala. A local journalist who covered Ali’s visit to the country in 1974.
The former living quarters at the ruined Nsele Palace.