Climb into the boxing ring for new Aussie drama On The Ropes

Fast-paced, compelling and full of heart, the four-part drama On The Ropes airs weekly on SBS at 9.25pm on Thursday nights.

On The Ropes S1 Ep1 - The Fire
Aspiring trainer Amirah Al Amir deceives her boxing champion father, Sami Al Amir, in order to secure her female athlete Jess Connor a pro debut fight. Fearing for Jess’s safety, Sami intervenes and stops the fight, despite Amirah’s continued reassurance that she has it under control. In his haste, Sami hits an official, threatening his boxing licence and livelihood.
  • Series One

Step into the ring

Experience the blow-by-blow excitement of On The Ropes.

This week Amirah does what she has been training Jess to do: keep on hitting.
The New Zealand actress received an Oscar nomination at the age of 13, has featured on Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, and now features in SBS’ new boxing...
The verdict is in: On The Ropes is a knockout.
Keisha had never experienced anything like On The Ropes before plunging deep into the world of boxing.
At the end of a star-making year, Nicole Chamoun delivers a knockout performance in On The Ropes.
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This sporting life

You don't have to be in the boxing ring for women's sport to be a fight.

For Sadaf Anwar, there's nothing more empowering than taking out a male boxer.
No matter how much ‘boxercise’ you’ve done in the past, that first right cross to the nose puts you back in your place.
"I had to have a really defiant nature and kind of stubborn nature to fight through the walls of opinions, particularly what other people in my family told me was...
What it’s like to navigate the traditionally sexualised sport of women’s wrestling as a Muslim.
I’ll tell you a secret. I don’t care what other people say. I just do it. I just follow my dreams.
Muslim women are not a novelty, nor is it surprising to see them succeed.