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  • The extraordinary journeys of three young boxers from Ghana.

    The extraordinary journeys of three young boxers from Ghana.

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  • George Ashie (Ghanaian boxer and main contributor in The Fighting Spirit).

    George Ashie (Ghanaian boxer and main contributor in The Fighting Spirit).

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  • Yarkor 'Chavez' Annan (Ghanian boxer and key contributor in The Fighting Spirit).

    Yarkor 'Chavez' Annan (Ghanian boxer and key contributor in The Fighting Spirit).

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  • Bukom boxers in training session prayer.

    Bukom boxers in training session prayer.

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  • Yarkor Chavez and her trainers

    Yarkor Chavez and her trainers

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  • Bukom boxing match

    Bukom boxing match

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  • Filmmaker George Amponsah

    Filmmaker George Amponsah

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The Film

Meet three young boxers — two men and one woman — from Bukom, Ghana, a unique town with a unique boxing culture. The Fighting Spirit follows their extraordinary journeys to triumph and defeat, in and out of the glittering prizefighting rings of Europe and America, and intimately portrays what home, culture, love, and loyalty mean to modern Africans.

The Filmmakers

  1. George AmponsahDirector
  2. Jacqui TimberlakeProducer
  3. Mike TaitProducer