Usually in boxing we hear about all the negative stories, the bad news, the criminals involved in the sport. One thing that we don't hear much about are the positives stories, the ones where fighters use the sport to improve people's lives and make life better for people.
One person who has, famously, turned his boxing career into a positive is former 4-time world title challenger Hiroyuki Sakamoto.
Sakamoto was put into care at a young age before finding boxing, which essentially saved him. He was always a quiet fighter, preferring to let his hands do the talking.
When he retired he began working with children in care, and this documentary, made by NHK and shared by the Sugita Boxing Gym shows not only clips rom Sakamoto's in ring career but also some of his work with kids.
The documentary is only half an hour long but shows a lot and is great insight into a true hero of boxing.
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