A portrait of a fighter
Coming from the small city of Kitchener, Ontario, Ben Shamoon transitioned from humble beginnings to training alongside two of boxing’s most notable names – Manny Pacqio and Floyd Mayweather. Quickly exceeding his peers Ben found himself at the height of his boxing career during his senior high school years. With a promising pro debut in sight Shamoon’s childhood aspirations were derailed after suffering a near career ending injury. In close up, 85 Millimetre provides a window into his motivational origin story and return to the sport of boxing.
"You have to eliminate fear…put it into a positive light and understand that fear is natural."
- Ben Shamoon