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Dambe boxers thrill crowds in Nigeria
A Nigerian production company is seeking to turn Dambe, a traditional martial art associated with the Hausa people of West Africa, into a sport with a global audience.
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A boxer reacts as his opponent scores a right-hand blow on his face during a brutal martial art of Dambe...
Abuja, Nigeria
A Dambe boxer reacts as his opponent scores a right-hand blow on his face during a brutal martial art...
A boxer reacts as his opponent scores a right-hand blow on his face during a brutal martial art of Dambe at a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. A Nigerian production company is seeking to turn Dambe, a traditional martial art associated with the Hausa people of West Africa, into a sport with a global audience.

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FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Dambe warriors fight in the ring in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. Matches last three rounds, which have no...
Abuja, Nigeria
Dambe warriors fight in the ring, the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people...
Dambe warriors fight in the ring in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. Matches last three rounds, which have no time limits. A round ends when there is no activity, a participant or official halts the round, or a fighter's hand, knee or body touches the ground.

REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Youths gather during a weekend match in Dei-Dei suburb, Abuja, Nigeria. Boxers wrap their dominant hand...
Abuja, Nigeria
Youths, who are engaged in a form of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe, associated with Hausa people...
Youths gather during a weekend match in Dei-Dei suburb, Abuja, Nigeria. Boxers wrap their dominant hand in cloth and knotted cord to strike, while their other hand is held with the palm open, to grab or hold their opponent. Fighters can also use their legs to kick.

REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A Dambe boxer pours water on his head during a round break in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi...
Abuja, Nigeria
A Dambe boxer pours water on his head during a round break at the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe...
A Dambe boxer pours water on his head during a round break in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Young Dambe warriors prepare for a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Lagos, Nigeria
Young Dambe warriors prepare for a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos
Young Dambe warriors prepare for a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A crowd gathers around the ring to watch a Dambe fight in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde...
Abuja, Nigeria
A crowd gather around the ring to watch the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa...
A crowd gathers around the ring to watch a Dambe fight in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A Dambe boxer punches his opponent in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Abuja, Nigeria
A Dambe boxer punches his opponent during the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing in Dei-Dei,...
A Dambe boxer punches his opponent in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A spectator reacts while watching a match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Abuja, Nigeria
A spectator reacts while watching the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated...
A spectator reacts while watching a match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Warriors fight in the Dambe arena on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
Lagos, Nigeria
Dambe warriors fight at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos
Warriors fight in the Dambe arena on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Implements used by warriors are seen on display at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade...
Lagos, Nigeria
Attributes used by the Dambe warriors are seen on display at the Dambe arena in Lagos
Implements used by warriors are seen on display at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A warrior poses for a photograph at the Dambe arena on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade...
Lagos, Nigeria
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos
A warrior poses for a photograph at the Dambe arena on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Spectators watch a boxer knocks his opponent off his feet in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi...
Abuja, Nigeria
Spectators observe how a Dambe boxer knocks his opponent off his feet during a brutal martial art of...
Spectators watch a boxer knocks his opponent off his feet in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Aljanin Yahaya, 28, a Dambe warrior from the Arewa house, speaks during an interview with Reuters in...
Lagos, Nigeria
Aljanin Yahaya, a Dambe warrior from the Arewa house, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Lagos...
Aljanin Yahaya, 28, a Dambe warrior from the Arewa house, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A Dambe warrior splashes water on his teammates before a fight at the arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade...
Lagos, Nigeria
A Dambe warrior splashes water on his teammates before a fight at the arena in Lagos
A Dambe warrior splashes water on his teammates before a fight at the arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Dambe warriors fight in the ring in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Abuja, Nigeria
Dambe warriors fight in the ring, the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people...
Dambe warriors fight in the ring in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A «warrior poses for a photograph after a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade...
Lagos, Nigeria
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph after a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos
A «warrior poses for a photograph after a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A local musician performs during a Dambe match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
Abuja, Nigeria
A local musician performs during a match of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated...
A local musician performs during a Dambe match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Chidi Anyina, co-founder of the Dambe warriors, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Dambe...
Lagos, Nigeria
Chidi Anyina, co-founder of the Dambe warriors speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Dambe arena...
Chidi Anyina, co-founder of the Dambe warriors, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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