Lennox Lewis launches 'Laureus Sport for good'

'Laureus Sport for good' works to address gang violence, build community cohesion and empower young people. Joined by Puyol and Lewis, children aged seven to ten took part in a mix of boxing and life-skills sessions designed to develop and strengthen their values.

'Laureus Sport for good' was launched by the boxing legend Lennox Lewis and former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was also present during the launch in Mexico.   -  Special Arrangement

The last undisputed world heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis, launched 'Laureus Sport for Good' and revealed how it will support a wide range of organisations using the power of sport to help young people in Mexico.

This project works to address gang violence, build community cohesion and empower young people. Joined by Puyol and Lewis, children aged seven to ten took part in a mix of boxing and life-skills sessions designed to develop and strengthen their values.

During the event, new Laureus Academy Member Lennox Lewis said, "It’s a great honour to become a Laureus Academy Member and even better to be straight into action in Mexico City, where we are announcing our support for several projects which will help to improve the lives of young people here. Sport changed my life and it can do the same for so many others.”

Former Barcelona captain and Laureus academy member Carles Puyol was very happy to launch this brand in Mexico. He said, " I am so delighted that Laureus is going to be able to make a difference here and that so many kids will benefit.”

Laureus-supported projects in Mexico City will use boxing, martial arts and football to tackle gang violence, youth crime and drug-related issues, as well as helping children from poor communities to secure a better education through funding and training opportunities.