Belfast Boxers: DFA Film of The Week

Date: 03/08/2016 10:01

Classic documentary from DoubleBand Films

With Carl Frampton becoming the first Northern Irish boxer to earn two-weight world champion status - and Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, Brendan Irvine and Steven Donnelly all set to compete at the Olympics - what more fitting pick for DFA Film of the Week than Belfast Boxers.

This classic 1993 documentary from DoubleBand Films asks not only why Belfast produces so many boxers, but why box at all? Is it the thrill of competition, the lure of commercial riches, the chance to compete at the Olympics, or a simple need to test oneself? Belfast Boxers explores the motivations of the local boxing fraternity, as juniors and veterans, amateurs and seasoned professionals disclose their ambitions and the sacrifices they make to achieve them.

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