Brave Heart, featuring 2PM’s Nichkhun helping out the boxers, has been gathering interest in China.
Brave Heart, which aired the first episode on October 5, ranked third in national viewership rating out of the shows airing at the same time after airing just two episodes, with its new format of being the first boxing game reality show in China as well its content dealing with passion and challenge.
After receiving spotlight for being co-produced by Korea and China, Brave Heart features 20 amateur boxers, chosen out of 20,000 applicants working with Asia’s popular star Nichkhun, Chinese actor Jiang Wu, Taiwanese actor Godfrey Gao and action actress Zhang Langxin, who appear as the boxers’ managers.
The 20 boxers get divided into four teams and the winner gets to sign a contract with Asia’s best boxing team as well as winning WBC boxing champion belt.
As the manager of one of the four teams, Nichkhun has not only been helping out the players by cheering them on to focus on boxing, but has also been showing his manly side as a ‘beast-dol’ by participating in training sessions together.
Brave Heart depicting four stars, including Nichkhun, and 20 amateur boxers’ passion, challenge and efforts airs every Sunday through Beijing TV and Youku Todou.