Ajmal 'AJ' Faizy came to England alone as a refugee at the age of 14. Backed by the Blackburn boxing family who adopted him, he is facing the fights of his life - a WBC youth world title, and deportation by the Home Office.


Anton Yavorsky


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Credited cast:
Frank Duffin Frank Duffin ... Himself
Ajmal Faizy Ajmal Faizy ... Himself
Barry Higginson Barry Higginson ... Himself
Beverley Higginson Beverley Higginson ... Herself
Graeme Higginson Graeme Higginson ... Himself
Zoe Higginson Zoe Higginson ... Herself
Ian John-Lewis Ian John-Lewis ... Himself


Team Faizy is a 43-minute documentary about Ajmal 'AJ' Faizy, who came to England alone as a refugee at the age of 14, fleeing persecution and torture in Afghanistan, including the murder of his father. With the help of his adoptive family and the local community in Blackburn, AJ has since rebuilt his life to become a rising star in British boxing, while still fighting for his right to stay in the UK, facing deportation at any moment. The film tells his story as he prepares for the biggest match of his life - the WBC Junior World Title at London's historic York Hall. This bout is AJ's chance to secure both his career and his future in the country, with a court appeal by the Home Office looming over him, but a boxer ranked 8th in the UK stands in his way.

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A story of boxing, migration and family


Documentary | Sport







Release Date:

22 June 2017 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Darwen, Lancashire, England, UK See more »


Box Office


GBP10,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Configure//Disfigure See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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