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BBC1 doc follows Anthony Joshua’s journey to boxing stardom

A new doc from BBC1 will track professional boxer Anthony Joshua’s path to stardom. The one-off 60-minute film, Anthony Joshua: The Road To Klitschko, intends to show a side of the ...
April 12, 2017

A new doc from BBC1 will track professional boxer Anthony Joshua’s path to stardom.

The one-off 60-minute film, Anthony Joshua: The Road To Klitschko, intends to show a side of the athlete previously unseen by the public.

Tony Pastor, executive producer, Goalhanger films, said in a statement that the prodco spent two years filming with Joshua.

“When we first discussed this project with him he was a long way from being world champion, but meeting Anthony, and watching those early fights, convinced me he was going to become a superstar and we wanted to film his progress to the top,” Pastor said.

The doc will provide unprecedented access to Joshua’s dressing room, hotels, at home and in training before and after fights, starting with his clash against fellow Brit Dillian Whyte almost two years ago.

The climax of the doc is Joshua’s preparation for his imminent encounter with Klitschko — a defining fight on Joshua’s journey towards heavyweight unification.

“This revealing documentary shares the untold story of the commitment it takes to become the very best,” said Alison Kirkham, controller of factual commissioning and events, in a statement. “Anthony Joshua has granted BBC1 viewers unparalleled access into his life, training and pre-fight prep.”

Anthony Joshua: The Road To Klitschko is made by Goalhanger films for BBC1. It will be shown on BBC1 on Tuesday 25 April at 10:45 p.m.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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