Devotee Ready to Punch His Way Through Crowd to Touch Black Nazarene

Manila – 41-year-old Miguel dela Cruz, a devotee of the Black Nazarene is ready to once again brave the streets of Quiapo, Manila to participate in the yearly tradition of the Traslación of the Black Nazarene. Dela Cruz has been participating in the procession since he was 24 when he miraculously got out of jail time after violently assaulting his coworker.

In his month-long preparation, dela Cruz has worked out both his upper and lower body to withstand the day-long procession on foot while punching his way through the thick crowd of other frenzied devotees.He hopes to touch the Black Nazarene to thank it for that one miracle that changed his life.