Thembani "Terror" Gqeku set up his African Youth Boxing Club in Khayelitsha when he saw two youngsters trying to stab each other. He uses boxing to teach the township youth that there is another way of life that does not involve crime, violence and drugs.
The sleepy town coastal of East London is one of the poorest metropoles in South Africa - and the townships around it are even poorer. Yet this tiny part of South Africa has produced some of the country's - and the world's - greatest boxing champions. Shamin Chibba found out why.
Olympics boxing used to be the pride of South African sports before the country was barred from the Games in 1962. Lots of boxers meant lots of medals. Fifty years on, only two boxers are heading to London, carrying the country’s hopes with them.
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