Global Voices

The Fighting Spirit

Season 7, Episode 4 of 18

There aren't a lot of ways to leave Bukom. A poor village in Ghana, its main industry is fishing, with a paltry annual salary of $300. So its young people are fighting their way out -- literally. Thanks to tenacious coaches who turn rough street fighters into money-churning professional boxers, the village has produced several champions, and is looking for its next big winner. Twenty-two year-old George is excited to box overseas for the first time, but has girlfriend troubles back home. Known as the first lady of boxing, Yarkor is using the memory of her cheating ex-boyfriend to fuel her fire, but is struggling to win her first big fight. Having already achieved international success, Joshua is training for the world featherweight title, with the help of dodgy manager Vinnie Scolpino. A spirited look at Ghana through the eyes of those fighting for their dreams.

Previously Aired

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Channel
6/22/2014
8 p.m.
6/23/2014
6/23/2014
8 a.m.
6/23/2014
2 p.m.
6/24/2014
3 a.m.
6/24/2014
9 a.m.
6/24/2014
noon
6/24/2014
5 p.m.
6/25/2014
6/25/2014
8 a.m.
6/25/2014
2 p.m.
10/26/2014
8 p.m.
10/27/2014
10/27/2014
8 a.m.
10/27/2014
2 p.m.
10/28/2014
3 a.m.
10/28/2014
9 a.m.
10/28/2014
5 p.m.
10/29/2014
10/29/2014
8 a.m.
10/29/2014
2 p.m.
1/19/2015
1 a.m.
1/19/2015
9 a.m.
1/20/2015
7 p.m.
1/21/2015
8 a.m.
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