CaptionSenegalese wrestling, or laamb, is a mix of conventional wrestling and bare-fist boxing. Champions become national heroes and can earn big money. Traditionally, laamb was a demonstration of a young man's skill and strength in order to attract a partner. Rituals surrounding the centuries-old sport are almost as important as the wrestling itself. Fighters wear talismans for good luck and their bodies are coated with potions to drive away evil.