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The Boxer

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The Boxer

  • South Africa
  • 1980
  • 67 minutes
  • African
  • Action
  • Drama
  • Sport

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Phumlani, a young and ambitious boxer trained by Ta Max, has a big fight coming up when fate deals him a bad turn and he is tragically left paralyzed in a wheelchair after a random freak accident The young man soon spirals into a state of depression, having lost all his will to live as a cripple. Soon after, a number of gangsters break into his home and rape his beautiful and loving wife, Judith.

Determined not to let the thugs get away with this, Phumlani discovers a new-found purpose, and returning to physiotherapy, the boxer learns to walk once more. Slowly but surely, he starts training, getting back into peak physical condition in order to fight the match he originally had lined up, and in so doing discovers it was his coach, Ta Max, that sent the gangsters to his home in the first place.

Fighting fit and strong once more, Phumlani sets out to even the score with his trainer.