A Heartbreaking Story of a Father and Son: Şampiyon — “The Champion” Turkish TV Series

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You have all probably watched the movie The Pursuit of Happiness at least once in your life. The movie, which was based on a true story, was an unforgettable struggle of a father and his son. The Pursuit of Happiness has left its mark on everyone who watched the film. And so Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV show has the same claim with a similar story.

The Turkish TV drama Şampiyon - The Champion began to its broadcasting life on September 12, 2019
The Turkish TV drama Şampiyon – The Champion began to its broadcasting life on September 12, 2019

The Subject of Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV Series

The series tells the story of an experienced boxer with a 5-year-old boy. This character was a daughter first but then producers have changed it.

The Champion Turkish TV series is about the struggle to return to the rings for Güneş (played by Emir Özyakışır), the son of former champion boxer Fırat Bölükbaşı (played by Tolgahan Sayışman). The nickname of the former champion boxer is Caucasian.

Tolgahan Sayışman (acted as Fırat Bölükbaşı) is a champion boxer nicknamed Caucasian
Tolgahan Sayışman (acted as Fırat Bölükbaşı) is a champion boxer nicknamed Caucasian

Tolgahan Sayışman brings life to the former champion boxer Fırat Bölükbaşı, nicknamed “Caucasian” the ‘Champion’. Caucasian’s life was ruined by an unfortunate incident when he was a promising young boxer. He left his career and said goodbye to the rings. Years later, he would go back to the rings for his son Güneş and say another round.

Fırat Bölükbaşı (played by Tolgahan Sayışman), is a promising young boxer and the opportunity of his life comes to his feet. The Caucasus, who had the chance to go out with the undefeated champion of the rings, did not know that he had entered the darkest period of his life, not the ring. Although he won the match against his opponent in the ring, he loses the match against his life. Fırat, who accidentally caused to death of his opponent, won the championship belt, however, lost everything he has had! He lost his name, dreams, courage, passion for his job and his pregnant wife on the same night! So, he literally lost everything.

Tolgahan Sayışman (acted as Fırat Bölükbaşı) and Güneş (acted as Emir Özyakışır) in The Champion TV series
Tolgahan Sayışman (acted as Fırat Bölükbaşı) and Güneş (acted as Emir Özyakışır) in The Champion TV series

Güneş is The Only Reason to Keep Caucasus Alive

The remorse is ever-growing and burden on Fırat’s shoulders. Furthermore, Fırat is all alone with his newborn son Güneş. When Güneş reaches 7-years-old, the fate recalls Fırat in the ring. Moreover, this ring is much larger than the rings he has ever been to. So, this time the match is much more difficult than he is used to.

Güneş (played by Emir Özyakışır) is the son of Caucasus
Güneş (played by Emir Özyakışır) is the son of Caucasus

In the meantime, Fırat’s son Güneş, the one and only thing Fırat have inherited a relentless illness from his mother. In the ring of life he went out to keep his son alive, his biggest deficit was remorse. No matter how hard life to Fırat, no matter how pain he has, Fırat never gives up fighting against both with life and his opponents in the ring.

Some Other Main Characters of Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV Show

The beautiful actress Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy (acted as Suna) is playing a successful and good-hearted doctor
The beautiful actress Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy (acted as Suna) is playing a successful and good-hearted doctor

The beautiful actress Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy (acted as Suna) is playing a successful and good-hearted doctor. Fırat and her are going to be in love with each other in the moving episodes. However, an unexpected trap of destiny would be waiting for them. Fırat is the boxer who killed Suna’s brother years ago in the match!

Erdal Özyağcılar (acted as Yaman Günaltay) is the pioneer actor of Turkish cinema, theatre and televisions
Erdal Özyağcılar (acted as Yaman Günaltay) is the pioneer actor of Turkish cinema, theatre and televisions

Erdal Özyağcılar (acted as Yaman Günaltay) is the pioneer actor of Turkish cinema, theatre and televisions. The master actor is playing the life coach of Fırat; as both boxer and life! With his very disciplined training methods, he is really famous in the field. Yaman made everything, so as to improve Fırat’s boxing skills and made him a champion. So now, their paths cross again after many years!

The Motto of the Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV Drama

While all those troubles come through Fırat, he kept saying “one more round“. This phrase provides needed motivation for Fırat during the whole story. What’s more, the phrase becomes the motto of the TV series.

The Motto of the Şampiyon - The Champion Turkish TV Drama is "one more round"
The Motto of the Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV Drama is “one more round”

When did Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV Drama Begin?

The Turkish TV drama ŞampiyonThe Champion began to its broadcasting life on September 12, 2019. The TV series is aired every Thursday on TRT 1 channel at 20.00 Istanbul Time.

The trailer of the last episode;

The TV series is going to meet with its viewers with the 5th episode this Thursday. In the meanwhile, ŞampiyonThe Champion TV series has already a lot of committed fans of every age. Those who are curious about the TV series can watch it via The Champion’s official page at TRT 1 Channel’s website. In addition to that, the TV series can also be watched through The Champion’s official Youtube Page.

Şampiyon - The Champion TV series is aired every Thursday on TRT 1 channel at 20.00 Istanbul Time
Şampiyon – The Champion TV series is aired every Thursday on TRT 1 channel at 20.00 Istanbul Time

Şampiyon – The Champion TV Series on Social Media

The Turkish TV series Şampiyon – The Champion can also be followed on its official page at TRT 1 channel. You can also follow Şampiyon – The Champion Turkish TV show through its social media accounts.

 

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