Bloody sport

Afei, a semi-pro boxer, won his match at a nightclub in Chongqing, April 29, 2012.

Afei, 22, is from Luzhou, Sichuan province, and has been a lover of martial arts since childhood. After training, he began taking part in some commercial matches. He faces the occasional bloody result, but he remains silent on his compensation.

The crowd cheers for the effort made by the boxers, sometimes even the bloodbecomes a source of excitement. Three rallies in each round, and 200 yuan rewarded to both boxers, no matter who wins. Afei says the ultimate winner is the boss, as a large profit is made through the sale of drinks. Besides, boxing is only one of the many lucrative methods used by those clubs.


Afei, 22, is from Luzhou, Sichuan province, and has been a fan of martial arts since childhood.


One supporter cheers for Afei shortly before the match.


Afei prays on his knees before the match.


Afei, in cloak, waits to get into the ring.


As in the Chinese expression, the fists and feet fly laterally, while the crowd watches on with excitement.


Afei waits for the result after the match.


Afei hits a tire hard during training.


Afei sings a hit song by Jay Chou, Nunchaku.

(china daily)