THE Kapatid network is on a roll, in a way. Tonight, the third major player in the three-way network war premieres its most ambitious project to date, and it’s about a boxer, not in the mold of the Pambansang Kamao, but in the same vein as My Husband’s Lover.
Yes, beginning tonight, if you haven’t heard or seen a boxer who is a limp wrist as any screaming “beki” you’ve met, then you gotta watch this comedy drama on TV5.
As TV5’s barker shouts, the network ends March with a blow with the premiere of its newest primetime series Beki Boxer.
Beki Boxer proves that fighting for one’s dreams and aspirations in life is possible regardless of one’s social status, gender and sexual orientation.
Playing the title role is versatile Kapatid actor Alwyn Uytingco, who gets the biggest break in his career with this action-packed but heart-warming comedy series.
At the recently held media launch at Oasis in Quezon City, TV5 gave guests a sneak-peek of Beki Boxer, which revolves around the story of Rocky Ponciano (Alwyn Uytingco), a young man who is naturally gifted with boxing prowess.
When Rocky’s father Max (Christian Vasquez), a former boxing champion, loses his crucial fight that eventually doomed his career and tainted his reputation for life, it has become Rocky’s ultimate goal to become a world-class boxer to bring back the lost glory of his family.
However, Rocky is not your ordinary boxer. While his killer punches can knock down any opponent, he knows deep inside his heart that the king of the ring... is a queen of hearts.
Joining Alwyn in breathing life to Beki Boxer’s endearing characters are Christian Vasquez as Max, his boxing champion-father; Candy Pangilinan as Consuelo, a loving wife and mother to Rocky and Max; Cholo Barreto as Elorde, Rocky’s homophobic brother; Onyok Velasco as Ninong Onyok; his godfather/boxing coach; Joross Gamboa as Madonna, his gay friend/confidant; John Regala as the antagonist Coach Dalmacio; Claire Hartell as Venus, Kristel Moreno as Jessa, Danita Paner as Chloe and Vin Abrenica as Atong, Rocky’s co-boxer and love interest.
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