Boxing history and its future in Mexico

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Mexico is a country notorious for its violence. But it is also famous for the world champion boxers it produces. The cradle of that talent has very often been a Mexico City neighborhood called Tepito. In the final part of a three-part series, CCTV’s John Holman explores the boxing history and future of this unique place.

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Boxing history and its future in Mexico

Boxing history and its future in Mexico

Mexico is a country notorious for its violence. But it is also famous for the world champion boxers it produces. The cradle of that talent has very often been a Mexico City neighborhood called Tepito. In the final part of a three-part series, John Holman explores the boxing history and future of this unique place.

There’s been a lot written about the link between a society that celebrates a so-called “macho” culture and the direct correlation with violent crime. A startling statistic: men and boys commit some 90% of all violent crimes. CCTV’s Mike Walter is joined by Ward Urion, who spent his career working to end domestic violence.

Ward Urion on "macho" culture and violent crime

Ward Urion on "macho" culture and violent crime

There's been a lot written about the link between a society that celebrates a so-called "macho" culture and the direct correlation with violent crime. Consider this: men and boys commit some 90 percent of all violent crimes. Ward Urion, who spent his career working to end domestic violence, tells us his insight on this.