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Self-Taught Heavyweight Boxer

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Ducas Delian takes a break during a training session on May 9, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
Ducas Delian feeds his son Lucas, 2, on July 7, 2019, at their home in Port-au-Prince.
Coach Daniel Edouard (L) helps train Ducas Delian on May 24, 2019, in Port-au-Prince.
Ducas Delian practices his punching moves during a training session on May 24, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
The shadow of Ducas Delian is seen on the wall as his son Lucas Delian, 2, watches cartoons on the laptop at their home on July 7, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
Ducas Delian changes the diaper of his son Lucas, 2, at their home on July 7, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
Ducas Delian watches a boxing match on YouTube while he eats his breakfast at his home in Port-au-Prince before leaving for work on July 8, 2019.
Coach Daniel Edouard (L) helps Ducas Delian during a training session on May 9, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
Ducas Delian sweating during a training session on May 24, 2019 in Port-au-Prince.
Ducas Delian gets ready for work at his house on July 8, 2019, in Port-au-Prince.

Delian, 34, is a single father and a self-taught heavyweight boxer who earns  a living through giving private boxing classes. He considers a decision by Haiti's boxing federation not to let him fight in tournaments as unfair, and he feels betrayed by the federation: "I guess it's all about who you know and it's all about who you are friends with. It is so hard to succeed in anything in this country." Delian says coach Daniel Edouard promised to send him on a tournament but later told him, "You are not capable." During an interview, Edouard said he saw Olympic potential in Delian. 

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