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Ghana: The Fisherman Turned Boxing Champion

Some of the best boxers in the world come from Ghana - from Bukom, a neighborhood of the capital, Accra, to be precise. Many young men hope that they can flee poverty by becoming professional boxers.

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Joshua Okine wants to be the best. His father and his grandfather were fishermen, but he's been training twice a day for12 years to become world champion in the welterweight category, for boxers who weigh less than 66 kilos. His manager pays him 160 euros a month. He takes part in three to four professional fights a year and his ambition is unflagging.