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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 Dambe boxer reacts as his opponent scores a right-hand blow on his face during a brutal martial art...
Abuja, Nigeria
A Dambe boxer reacts as his opponent scores a right-hand blow on his face during a brutal martial art...
A Dambe boxer reacts as his opponent scores a right-hand blow on his face during a brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated with Hausa people of West Africa at a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Dambe warriors fight in the ring, the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people...
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, the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people of West Africa during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Youths, who are engaged in a form of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe, associated with Hausa people...
Abuja, Nigeria
Youths, who are engaged in a form of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe, associated with Hausa people...
Youths, who are engaged in a form of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe, associated with Hausa people of West Africa gather during a weekend match in Dei-Dei suburb, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. 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 at the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe...
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 at the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated with Hausa people of West Africa during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. 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, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture...
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, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A crowd gather around the ring to watch the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa...
Abuja, Nigeria
A crowd gather around the ring to watch the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa...
A crowd gather around the ring to watch the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people of West Africa, during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A Dambe boxer punches his opponent during the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated...
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 during the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated with Hausa people of West Africa during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A spectator reacts while watching the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated...
Abuja, Nigeria
A spectator reacts while watching the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated...
A spectator reacts while watching the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated with Hausa people of West Africa during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Dambe warriors fight at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture taken...
Lagos, Nigeria
Dambe warriors fight at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos
Dambe warriors fight at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Attributes used by the Dambe warriors are seen on display at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria July...
Lagos, Nigeria
Attributes used by the Dambe warriors are seen on display at the Dambe arena in Lagos
Attributes used by the Dambe warriors are seen on display at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria July 7,...
Lagos, Nigeria
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph at the Dambe arena in the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Spectators observe how a Dambe boxer knocks his opponent off his feet during a brutal martial art of...
Abuja, Nigeria
Spectators observe how a Dambe boxer knocks his opponent off his feet during a brutal martial art of...
Spectators observe how a Dambe boxer knocks his opponent off his feet during a brutal martial art of Dambe, a sport associated with Hausa people of West Africa in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. 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 July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. 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 July 7,...
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 July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
Dambe warriors fight in the ring, the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people...
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, the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe associated with Hausa people of West Africa during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph after a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria July 7, 2019....
Lagos, Nigeria
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph after a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos
A Dambe warrior poses for a photograph after a fight at the Dambe arena in Lagos, Nigeria July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
FIGHTING-NIGERIA/DAMBE BOXING
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September 13, 2019
A local musician performs during a match of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated...
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 match of the ancient brutal martial art of Dambe boxing, a sport associated with Hausa people of West Africa during a weekend match in Dei-Dei, Abuja, Nigeria June 30, 2019. Picture taken June 30, 2019. 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 arena...
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 July 7, 2019. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja
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