Category: People of Legends

 

Thanks to trailblazers the likes of Olympian Syed Abdul Kadir and pro boxer Muhamad “The Chosen Wan” Ridhwan, boxing has been growing in popularity in Singapore.

 

Some turn to boxing to lose weight, gain confidence and live healthier lives; some use boxing as a vehicle to overcome their inner demons and turn their rage into a productive and positive form of expression.

 

In collaboration with Legends Fight Sport, a boxing gym in Singapore co-founded by The Chosen Wan, The Everyday People presents People of Legends.

 

This interview series highlights gym members with very interesting stories to tell, so be sure to keep an eye out for it every other Sunday, starting from 10 February 2019.

Alex Cates: Bullied for Being Dyslexic, Youth Found Love for Boxing

People of Legends | “Because I’m dyslexic, I got judged for being very behind in class. I was mentally and physically abused by the other kids in school; but, it doesn’t matter anymore because I’ve worked hard to be at the level where I’m at now.”

Dawn: Overcoming Self-Harm Through Boxing and Exercise

People of Legends | “What’s most important is that you never give up on yourself…You’re limited by yourself; nobody decides what your limitations are for you.”

Musaify: Coaching to See Boxers in Singapore Succeed, Not for Money or Personal Glory

People of Legends | “At the end of the day, I just want to see our local boys and girls put in the hard work and win. When they win, I win too.”

Velvan: Boxing Gives Troubled Teen Purpose After Mom’s Passing

People of Legends | “I want my dad to know that I really respect him a lot. We know it hasn’t been easy for him being a dad and a mom at the same time.”

Narish: From Angry Teen Rebel to Talented Young Boxer Who Understands the Importance of Compassion

People of Legends | “Compassion is important because it helps me connect with people. I was at my worst when I felt like people didn’t understand me, so now I want to feel what others feel.”

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