Kevin Cheng and Raymond Wong’s “Gloves Come Off” to Air on April 16th
New TVB boxing drama, Gloves Come Off 拳王 (formerly known as The King Boxer), will air on April 16th in Hong Kong. Gloves Come Off stars two of TVB’s most popular actors, triple-award winning TV King, Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), as well as Bottled Passion’s <我的如意狼君> Raymond Wong (黃浩然). In the new drama, Kevin and Raymond will portray boxers whose passion for the sport will bring them together first as friends and then foes.
Kevin’s character was obsessed with Muay Thai boxing. Along with his si hing Kenny Wong (黃德斌), the pair started boxing in Thailand’s black market due to a moment of greed. As a result, Kevin committed an error that would haunt him for the rest of his life.
Returning to Hong Kong, Kevin was eager to forget his boxing past. He found a job in the security department of a sporting goods company, hoping to live a plain life outside of the boxing ring. Kevin attracted the romantic interest of his superior, Selena Li (李詩韻).
Resolving an initial misunderstanding with Kevin, Raymond Wong, who worked as an office assistant at the sporting goods company, discovered that they shared a mutual passion for Muay Thai boxing. Kevin returned to boxing association, Dragon Fist Hall, to nurture the talent of Raymond Wong and mute boxer, Nancy Wu (胡定欣). Acting as the duo’s mentor, Kevin worked towards his singular passion for boxing once again, while freeing himself from painful past memories.
Unfortunately, Kenny Wong’s jealousy towards Kevin’s success morphed into hate. Kenny plotted to undermine the trust between Kevin and Raymond. Will the duo’s former friendship and current rivalry be ultimately settled inside the boxing ring?
The 25-episode Gloves Come Off is produced by Law Wing Ying (羅永賢). Other cast members include Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), and Power Chan (陳國邦). Gloves Come Off will mark the airing of Kevin’s first TVB drama following his sleeper hit, Ghetto Justice <(怒火街頭>, which took Hong Kong by storm last June.
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Jayne: Kevin Cheng, Raymond Wong, and Kenny Wong will probably be seen topless in many scenes in Gloves Come Off. The plot does sound a bit typical though. I suspect Kevin may have killed another boxer in his black market boxing days in Thailand.