JAKARTA -- Racing through suburbia on his stripped-down motorcycle or beating people into a pulp, bare-knuckle fighter Ajo Kawir fears nothing, not even death. But Ajo's burning rage is a brutal attempt to cover up a not-so-well concealed secret: This ultramasculine antihero is impotent. From prostitutes to black magic, nothing can help the "Champion of Bojongsoang," a village south of Bandung in Indonesia's West Java Province, to "get the bird up."
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