PEREMIERED in ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION 15 GREEK MOVIES (12 Features 3 Documentaries)
The Doc is following the steps of and old time «Boxer» and now head Trainer of «Aristotelio
Boxing Club», Yiorgos Ioannidis.
Ioannidis won every Championship that he participated in his career until he retired. He was
National champion for nine consecutive years in Greek Amateur Boxing (Olympic style), won
«Golden Gloves» tournaments, 4 «Acropolis Cup» tournaments and participated in the 1988
Seoul Olympic games.
A father of four married to mathematician Anna Margaritis, who is also a two times Greek
National Champion. A Gymnastics Academy Graduate and a painter, has turned trainer and
has his own Club, «Aristotelio Boxing Club» since he retired from competing in 1994.
In this club whatever “Amateur Greek Boxing” stands for, is reflected and cultivated. In the film
another side of what is considered to be a “Brutal and Bloody Sport “ is documented. Yet
though the sport of «Boxing» has originated in Greece the style that is vastly adopted is the
Russian or rather Eastern style. We follow “Boxers” from all venues while they train in the city
of Athens, through its Urban crowded streets and underground boxing clubs.The principles of
the discipline are being explored by old time Champions and trainers revealing hidden aspects
of the sport and what goes through a fighters mind.
Watch fellow ex champions and Olympic winners such as Yiorgos Stefanopoulos, Cuban
mythical fighter Felix Savon, former Welter weight Champion «Mighty Mike Arnaoutis» and a
living legend, the 75 year old Yiorgos Kapantaidakis who is still coaching, reflect upon the
nobility of their sport and the love and respect that they share amongst them in this hierarchical
line of champions-trainers,covering a fifty year legacy in Greece.
Just finished hasn't premier yet, looking for Worldwide distribution(Festivals etc.)

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