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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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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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