In 1800 Jem Belcher became the youngest ever world boxing champion. Belcher, played by Matt Hookings, dominated his early fights with his unique skill, speed, and scientific approach and soon became Champion of England, a natural talent, oozing with charm, style and grace. After a life-changing accident risked ending his career forever, he begins a long, gruelling road to recovery which eventually sees him compete in a death-defying standoff – known only as The Forgotten Fight of the Century – to reclaim his title once and for all as England’s youngest boxing champion.
Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, The Nice Guys) also stars alongside Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast), Marton Csokas (The Last Duel), Jodhi May (The Witcher), Julian Glover (The Empire Strikes Back) and Steven Berkoff (Octopussy) in this awe-inspiring rags-to-riches biopic. Written by Matt Hookings and directed by Daniel Graham (The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica).