Albert Kemp is a lonely widower, whose only son was killed in the war. Now, in 1953, he is working in a pub with a famous boxing gym upstairs. It is here that Albert brings Danny, a fatherless boy who he rescues from gang life. But as Danny begins to grow into a champion the predators start to circle, luring him back into a life of crime in the corrupt world of match fixing. Will Danny listen to his wise old mentor?