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Backyard Fight Club: Guns to Gloves | The New York Times

After his friend was shot on Christmas Eve in 2013, Chris Wilmore — known as Scarface — began recruiting for his backyard fight club, as a way to encourage people to settle disputes with gloves, not guns. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Backyard fight clubs have become popular with a lot of fighters like Kimbo Slice coming out of the ranks. Now these fighters transition to UFC fighting and MMA. In areas where gang violence is rampant it is backyard fight clubs that help settle disputes or get people off the streets and into the ring. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1RKGSmI --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Instagram: http://instagram.com/nytvideo Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. Backyard Fight Club: Guns to Gloves | The New York Times http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes

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