Closed fists” is a boxing project created in 2016 for the Bollate Penitentiary inmates.

Some lessons are learned the hard way, but they can put us back on the right track.

Conversations about boxing can be difficult especially while focusing on human and professional growth. According to Mirko Chiari, the mind behind the project, it’s not easy to explain the importance of boxing to someone who has never even been stricken.

The goal is to explain how this sport can be helpful in “getting out of the tunnel” and build a whole new future and regain a role in society.

After several years a dream is about to come true: prepare the inmates who maintained good behavior and athletics skills to fight non-incarcerated boxers.

Sport can be discipline and motivation even behind bars.