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Nigerian Traditional Boxing

The Economist Nov. 28th came out with a story, A rumble in the Sahel, that introduced me to a Nigerian form of traditional boxing called Dambe. Matches last three rounds. There is no time-limit to these rounds. Instead, they end when: 1) there is no activity, 2) one of the participants or an official calls a halt, or 3) a participant’s hand, knee, or body touches the ground. Knocking the opponent down is called killing the opponent.  Have a look.

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