A boxing project for young offenders which aims to use their violence and aggression as the means to help them make alternative and positive decisions about their future.
Rules in boxing parallel those in life: respect for others, abiding by the referee's decisions, accepting the judge's verdict and when the fight is over, the need to move on. The young people take part in boxing classes at The Box Office, a gym in Johannesburg's Southern Suburbs Recreation Centre, run by renowned promoter Anton Gilmore.
Anton Gilmore’s motto is: ‘If you fight on the street, then you can't fight in my gym.' The objectives of the programme are to provide an effective way to channel anger impulses into alternative outlets rather than just forbidding certain actions. By offering boxing as a follow-on programme, Fight with Insight aims to use what may have been responsible for getting the young offenders into trouble in the first place - violence and aggression - as the tool to help them make alternative and positive decisions about their future and their relationship with others.
So far, the Fight with Insight project has positively changed the lives of almost