Chris (Nico Mirallegro) is a troubled teenager who wants to punch his way through life. Abandoned by his father, he harbours a deep resentment towards his mother and struggles to come to terms with the pain of rejection.
His situation worsens with the arrival of his new Step-Family, especially his Step-Father, Paul (Andy Crawford). Chris channels his contempt for Paul into his talent for boxing. In the ring he unleashes his frustration and tastes freedom. This sport is the last link to his estranged father and Chris believes that through emulating his successes as a prize fighter he can make him proud and bring him back. However the arrival of an unexpected letter threatens to shatter Chris' illusions of his beloved father and set him on a new path.