1. Various of Rafael Orono, Venezuelan boxer and former super flyweight world boxing champion, training some youth boxers
2. Various of Rafael Orono poster commemorating his world boxing champion victory
3. Mid of Rafael Orono, Venezuelan boxer and former world boxing champion, training some youth boxers
4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Rafael Orono, Venezuelan boxer and ex-world boxing champion:
"There are various young people here, and I want to turn them into Olympic champions like Morochito Rodriguez, or World champions like Pantono Rondon. I am very happy that I have been in many places around the world, and I also want that them to travel as I did"
Caracas - 19 May 2012
5. Wide of boxing ring surrounded by spectators in a street in Caracas
6. Mid of man ringing the bell to announce the start of the fight
7. Various of young boxers fighting
8. Close of kids watching the fight from outside the ring
"The colleagues are working hard to make this into a weekly group with plenty of quality. The child who lives on the street becomes more concerned with the training, in this activity. This occupies their spare time, so they don't have to think about other things."
10. Various of young female boxers fighting
11. Mid of audience recording and applauding during the fight
12. Mid of coach spraying water on a boxer during a fight
13. Set-up of street fight organiser William Gonzalez working during a fight
14. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) William Gonzalez, street fight organiser:
"We encourage young men not to follow the example of a criminal, or of a drug dealer in the neighbourhood. Instead, we provide the example that the child can become an idol because he appears on television, winning fights. You are watching what is happening here, people make them into idols, that's what we want."
19. Close of coach assisting the boxer during a street fight
20. Mid of young boxers fighting
21. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Ronnis Hidalgo, young boxer:
"The truth is that (boxing) can help me in many ways. I already have a scholarship, they have given me two thousand Bolivares (Venezuelan currency, 465 dollars), thank God. Thanks to God and to my own efforts, because I've put a lot of effort into boxing."
22. Wide of young boxers fighting
23. Close of small girl watching the fight
24. Mid of referee raising the hand of the winner at the end of the fight
Boxing is proving to be a big hit with Venezuela's youth, as dozens of boys and girls line up with their gloves to compete in the streets of Caracas every weekend.
Since 2009, young Venezuelan boxers have participated in more than 3,000 street fights in outdoor rings as part of a programme supported by the government.
It aims not only to develop standout fighters, but also to expand the sport's reach and give poor teenagers an outlet to stay away from crime, alcohol and drugs.
Boys start as young as eight, and many teenagers regularly compete in weekend matches, taking pointers from renowned Venezuelan coaches like Rafael Orono, a former super flyweight World Boxing Association champion.
"There are various young people here, and I want to turn them into Olympic champions like Morochito Rodriguez, or World champions like Pantono Rondon," Orono said.
Cuban boxing coach Jorge Garcia also helps training young boxers, under an agreement between the Venezuelan and Cuban governments.
He said that the weekend matches are helping fighters to improve, and that the country can still do more to develop its training programmes.
"The child who lives on the street becomes more concerned with the training, in this activity. This occupies their spare time, so they don't have to think about other things," Garcia said.
Another coach who trains and encourages young athletes is Williams Gonzalez, president of the Caracas Boxing Association, who helped implementing the program in 2009.
"We provide the example that the child can become an idol because he appears on television, winning fights," Gonzales said.
The government's sports ministry provides financial support, and organisers say that one of their long-term goals is for the country to win another Olympic medal in the discipline.
Boxing has long been popular in Venezuela, accounting for five of the country's 11 Olympic medals to date. But the last medal came in 1984, when Omar Catari won a featherweight bronze.
Some of the young boxers who compete in the weekend matches say they're aiming to compete among the best.
Ronnis Hidalgo, a 14-year-old who is a national champ in his age group and who receives a scholarship through the programme of about 460 dollars a month, said that boxing helps him to keep a distance from the gangs and the frequent shootings that plague his Caracas neighbourhood.