Published On: Sat, Aug 6th, 2016

‘One for the history books’: Brazilian boxer fights to go from the favela to the podium

Laurenco

The people of Vidigal, one of the many shantytowns, or favelas, that dot the hillsides above the beaches of Rio, don’t seem thrilled about all the money their country has spent to host the Olympics. But they do have one good reason to be excited: boxer Patrick Laurenco is the first person from their community to compete in the Olympics and he’s a medal favourite.

CBC | World News

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