The Bare Knuckle Carer
Billy ‘Bang Bang’ Hawthorn is a walking dichotomy. He is a full-time carer for his disabled mother and devoted to his family. He is also a key player in the fast-growing world of bare-knuckle boxing. The Bare-Knuckle Carer takes the audience inside the brutal and exhilarating bare-knuckle boxing scene, charting Billy’s underdog rise from unheralded, overweight journeyman to World Champion. The story unfolds under the bright lights in village-halls and auditoriums in northern England, in Billy’s family home in Newcastle, and in his gym. We see an ordinary man balance his extraordinary responsibilities as a carer with his drive and determination to fulfil his potential as an athlete.