“Don’t throw in the towel” and “Boxing for reintegration” remain in line to shore up the support and motivation of prisoners in their process of reintegration into society.

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Despite the current situation in Mexico due to the coronavirus pandemic Covid-19, programs like “Don’t throw in the towel ”and“ Boxing for reintegration ” they stay online to stick with that support and motivation for prisoners.

This was stated Eunice Rendón, coordinator of the program and Viral Network; Manuel Palma, undersecretary of Penitentiary Control of the State of Mexico; and Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

“The WBC staff and champions have had great interest in these programs, the commitment is to keep going, knocking on doors, making a difference. Boxing is a unique sport, it teaches discipline and things that you can’t find anywhere, we are proud to be able to contribute to this issue, ”he said Sulaimán Saldívar.

Former world champions like Carlos Zárate, Humberto “Chiquita” González, “Pipino” Cuevas and Guadalupe PintorAmong others, they have had the opportunity to teach the inmates.

Despite the pandemic, the program has not stopped working and this Wednesday the ex-monarch Gustavo “Guty” Swords He was in charge of giving classes to those interested through a digital platform, which shows that they do not forget them and They support and train them for when they have the chance to regain freedom.

“We want to generate skills (in them) for life, by the time they are better people than those who entered the system, the program has a dual vision with the sports part, I think the box has worked for this type of project in particular “, said the doctor Rendón.

He added that the sport of fists has something special, especially in the addiction prevention, because they have been able to find that substitute for addiction, “for me boxing is important in these programs, it generates discipline, to be in the ring they must make you want to,” he added.

The work is not only sporty with the interns, but also in the mental theme with collective and family therapy workshops, under forgiveness methodologies and who want to do positive things when they come out.

He even added a couple of examples, a young man from Morelos who is mechanical and inspired by boxing, and another who has already left the Tenango del Valle prison, State of Mexico, and who now gives boxing classes for children and young people.

“Has 20 students between boys and girls from their neighborhood, that is valuable, that a person who was in prevention today prevents more children and young people from entering the system, we have to support it, it took us at a bad time for the coronavirus, but it would be important for me to stay motivated ”.

Manuel Palma, meanwhile, stressed that the Most of the inmates are young people between 20 and 35 years old, with sentences of one to five years, for which they will come out relatively soon and it is for them that They must give them weapons so that their integration into society is in the best way.

And in the sporty aspect highlighted the participation of the CMB, well “for there to be reintegration there must be not only good intentions, Yes, an institutional context with professional people to do it ”, support that they have with the green and gold organization.

He was also in the talk Marcos Arienti, who in Argentina has been with the program for more than eight years “Boxing without chains”, where they work in various fields so that when they get out of prison they are good people.

(With information from Notimex)