Return to Your Corner

The film tells the story of Africa’s first Boxing World Champion Battling Siki. Siki was born in St Louis, Senegal and headed to France where he defeated the best in Europe. In 1922 he won the World Light Heavyweight title defeating Georges Carpentier to become the first African World Champion, although history shows him as a French Champion.

Racism would follow him wherever he went. He was asked to throw fights but wouldn’t. He paid the ultimate price. He was murdered and left to die in a New York street, aged 28. In 1993 the WBC returned his remains to Senegal.

He has returned home It is time that this was also returned to Africa.

Award-winning
Best Documentary
Documentary
October 2023 and July 2023
(Netherlands and France)

Original title

Return to Your Corner

Production country

Australia, France, Ireland, Senegal, United States

Year

2022

Duration

01h:02m:11s

Genre

Documentary

Original languaje

English

Subtitles

English

Sport

Boxing

Direction

Ashley Morrison

Production

Ashley Morrison

Trailer

Sessions where it is shown

The last evening 22 February 17:30 Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

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