A soldier, a carpet-fitter and a hairdresser bare their souls on their journey to become white collar boxers. What makes a man a man and just how hard is it to be a tough guy?
Richard da Costa became involved in compèring White Collar Boxing events in the West Midlands. It opened up a world he felt compelled to make a film about. This documentary follows three ordinary men as they prepare for their moment in the ring. Using candid interviews, it explores their motivation for signing up to the challenge, their emotional and physical journey and the highs and lows of the event itself. The film has had success in many film festivals around the country and in Europe.