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Blind boxer steps into the ring; he dreams of organizing a big blind class

Daniel bandages his hands to boxprepares to enter the ring and show the blows with which he has overcome adversity. “In a month, on July 17, it wi


Daniel bandages his hands to boxprepares to enter the ring and show the blows with which he has overcome adversity.

“In a month, on July 17, it will be seven years since I lost my sight. For me it is a theme of celebration because I entered this world in which I have learned a lot”.

Daniel Ibanez | Boxer

He is 28 years old and after an altercation he became blind, but Make sure you don’t live in the dark.

“The darkness depends on what you carry inside.”

Daniel Ibanez | Boxer

Daniel boxes in a Iztapalapa Utopia With dozens of students who have learned of his condition. Maria is one of her classmates.

“At first it was very difficult for us because obviously you are used to using your eyes, but we have learned to use our other senses more: hearing, touch and trusting our partner.”

Maria Rodriguez | boxer

And although he is just another student, he has also become a teacher, says his instructor.

“On that occasion I told him: wait for me here, don’t do this, he asked what it is; it was a wheelbarrow with a ladder, when she climbed it she says: who am I going to climb now?

Cesar Velazquez Padilla | boxing coach

Daniel has inspired his class to box blindfoldedyes Today he dreams of organizing the largest blind class next July.

“All my classmates are going to empathize, they who see are going to put themselves in my shoes, so that we can do the class, at least here in Utopia, the largest blind.”

Daniel Ibanez | Boxer