Les Darcy: The Maitland Wonder

In an era when boxing champions held a celebrity status even greater than that of today, one man’s success made him a legend in his lifetime – Les Darcy, The Maitland Wonder.

With extensive archival footage and accounts from people who shared his life and saw him fight we reveal the man behind the legend. This documentary depicts his progress from the blacksmiths workshop in Maitland to the thunderous applause before a full house at Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay Stadium.

A hero to some, a coward to others. This is one of the most amazing stories in Australia’s sporting history.