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BBC1 preps Anthony Joshua doc

UK pubcaster BBC’s flagship channel BBC1 is set to air a documentary on boxing champion Anthony Joshua this fall. Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My Life (pictured) chronicles the hours leading up to ...
September 29, 2017

UK pubcaster BBC’s flagship channel BBC1 is set to air a documentary on boxing champion Anthony Joshua this fall.

Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My Life (pictured) chronicles the hours leading up to Joshua’s match with Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko this past April. The film includes key sequences from the match, narrated by Joshua himself, as well as a look into the atmosphere in his dressing room on the night of the fight.

The 1 x 40-minute documentary represents the BBC’s third film on Joshua developed in collaboration with UK sports prodco Goalhanger Films. Anthony Joshua: A Legend in the Making aired on BBC3 in 2016, while Anthony Joshua: The Road to Kiltschko aired in April on BBC1, shortly following the Joshua vs. Klitschko match.

The documentary was commissioned by BBC director of content Charlotte Moore and Alison Kirkham, controller, factual commissioning. It was produced by Goalhanger Films, with Tony Pastor executive producing for Goalhanger.

“This revealing documentary gives viewers an extraordinary insight into Anthony’s biggest fight to date and the physical and mental preparation it took to take on a world champion – and win,” says Kirkham. “Having followed his rise to the top in our two previous films, this new documentary gives a unique perspective on his victory through Anthony’s post-fight analysis.”

Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My Life airs on BBC1 on Oct. 18

Image via BBC Media Centre. 

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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