Aspir­ing boxer’s cul­ture clash

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE / TV GUIDE -

On the Ropes, SBS, Wed­nes­day at 8.35pm

THIS new four-part drama fol­lows aspir­ing Iraqi-Aus­tralian box­ing trainer Ami­rah Al-Amir (Ni­cole Chamoun, pic­tured) who has idolised her world cham­pion fa­ther, Sami (Is­rael’s Igal Naor in his first Aus­tralian role).

While work­ing in the fam­ily gym in Syd­ney’s western sub­urbs along­side her two broth­ers, Ami­rah ne­go­ti­ates a pro­fes­sional de­but match for her hard-nosed fighter Jess O’Con­nor (Keisha Cas­tle-Hughes) with Sami’s long-time pro­moter Strick (Jack Thompson). Fu­ri­ous that she has done this be­hind his back, her fa­ther threat­ens to cut her off. Des­per­ate to chase her dream of trans­form­ing women’s box­ing, will Ami­rah choose her fighter or her fam­ily? The se­ries also stars Louis Hunter and Michael Denkha.

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