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South Africa's boxing grannies

Constance Ngubane, 79-years old, takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane, 79-years old, takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane, 79-years old, takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Gladys Ngwenya, 77-years old, takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa, October 12 2017. Picture taken October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya, 77-years old, takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa, October 12 2017. Picture taken October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya, 77-years old, takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa, October 12 2017. Picture taken October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A granny takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Zodwa Thwala, 70-years old, poses for a photograph before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala, 70-years old, poses for a photograph before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala, 70-years old, poses for a photograph before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Gladys Ngwenya takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Gladys Ngwenya looks on as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya looks on as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya looks on as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Grannies tease each other after taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies tease each other after taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies tease each other after taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Grannies hold hands as they pray before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies hold hands as they pray before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies hold hands as they pray before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Grannies take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Zodwa Thwala poses for a photograph before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala poses for a photograph before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala poses for a photograph before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Constance Ngubane, 79-year old, (L) and 70-year old Zodwa Thwala pose for a photograph as they take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane, 79-year old, (L) and 70-year old Zodwa Thwala pose for a photograph as they take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane, 79-year old, (L) and 70-year old Zodwa Thwala pose for a photograph as they take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Constance Ngubane ducks as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane ducks as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane ducks as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Constance Ngubane (R) and Gladys Ngwenya chat before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane (R) and Gladys Ngwenya chat before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Constance Ngubane (R) and Gladys Ngwenya chat before taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Zodwa Thwala stretches as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala stretches as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala stretches as she takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Gladys Ngwenya (R) takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya (R) takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Gladys Ngwenya (R) takes part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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Zodwa Thwala exits the ring after taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala exits the ring after taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zodwa Thwala exits the ring after taking part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age with exercise at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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