More than 20 years in the making, boxing documentary “Titleshot” will be granted another chance to make it to the big screen with filmmaker Gaylen Ross’s launch of an Indiegogo campaign to take the 16mm prints of the uncompleted film and combine it with new footage.
The film follows the rise and fall of up-and-coming boxer Godfrey Nyakana. “Titleshot” records some of the biggest names of boxing during the 1990’s. Fighters “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Kevin Kelley, along with Muhammad Ali’s trainer Angelo Dundee, all make appearances. “The dramatic behind-the-scenes of professional boxing are fly on the wall filming, and rarely, if ever, accessible to outsiders. From a midnight meeting post-fight with trainer and manager in a hotel lobby, to a career-determining confrontation with a fighter, it’s the stuff of boxing you only find in scripted feature films,” said Ross in a statement.
The new footage that will complete the film will catch up with Nyakana today, where he is now a district mayor in Uganda’s capital of Kampala. The film will also include other fighters, trainers and promoters from the 1990’s footage, and shows audiences where their careers have gone since the 16mm prints were put in storage more than 20 years ago.
The Indiegogo campaign for the film runs for less than two more months with a goal of $25,000. Check out the campaign here.