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|Directed by||Todor Chapkanov|
Isaac Florentine (uncredited)
|Story by||Boaz Davidson|
|Music by||Steve Edwards|
|Edited by||Irit Raz|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment|
Boyka: Undisputed (also known as Undisputed IV) is a 2016 American martial arts film and is the sequel to the 2010 boxing film Undisputed III: Redemption. Scott Adkins reprises his role as Yuri Boyka. Tim Man, who choreographed the action for Adkins in Isaac Florentine's Ninja: Shadow of a Tear, serves as the film's fight choreographer.
On September 22, 2016 the film had a special distributor screening at Fantastic Fest to find a distribution company for the release. As result, Boyka: Undisputed was officially released on August 1, 2017 in US by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The film takes place several months after the events of the previous film. Martial artist Yuri Boyka is now a free man and has a manager named Kiril. He still fights in underground matches in Kiev, Ukraine. In a match, Boyka accidentally kills his opponent Viktor. He begins to regret this and thinks about what he is fighting for. After discovering Viktor has a wife named Alma, Boyka tells Kiril to make a fake passport and goes to Russia to meet Alma.
In the Russian town of Drovny, Boyka finds out that Alma owes money to a crime boss named Zourab. Alma lives in a community center and she serves as a waitress in Zourab's underground fighting club. Zourab is now searching for a good martial artist to fight in his club. Boyka wants to help Alma pay her debt so he makes a deal with Zourab that he will fight for him in exchange for Alma's freedom. Zourab agrees and suggests Boyka to fight in three matches.
Alma invites Boyka to the training room in the community center for his training. Boyka easily defeats his opponent in the first match. He then must fight two brothers in the second match and defeats them by double knock out. In the community center, Boyka asks Alma why she does not leave the town. She replies she cannot leave the children, and without this center the children could become gangsters or bad guys.
In the third match, Boyka defeats Igor Kazmir, the elite henchman of Zourab. He is about to leave, but Zourab forces him to fight one more match to defeat his true champion; Boyka reluctantly agrees. Zourab bribes a high-ranking police officer to bring Koshmar to his club. Koshmar is a giant, furious and relentless martial artist. Zourab thinks Boyka cannot defeat Koshmar.
Because Koshmar has a large and strong body, at first Boyka cannot hurt him. After some intense moments, Boyka breaks one arm and one leg of Koshmar and finally kicks him out of the ring, knocking him unconscious. An angered Zourab takes Alma as a hostage and orders his henchmen to kill Boyka. However, Boyka kills all of Zourab's henchmen and chases after him. Boyka gets shot in his stomach, but he grabs Zourab, punches him in his face and chokes him to death. An injured Boyka asks Alma if she can forgive him for what he did to her husband and is arrested by the police shortly after.
Six months later, Alma visits Boyka in prison. She tells him she finally forgives him and he thanks her. Boyka continues fighting in the prison to pursue the title of most complete martial artist in the world.
- Scott Adkins as Yuri Boyka
- Teodora Duhovnikova as Alma
- Alon Moni Aboutboul as Zourab
- Julian Vergov as Slava
- Brahim Achabbakhe as Igor Kazmir
- Paul Chahidi as Kiril
- Petio Petkov as Dominik
- Valentin Ganev as Warden Markov
- Vladimir Mihaylov as the Priest
- Martyn Ford as Koshmar
- Vladimir Kolev as Koychev
- Emilien De Falco as Viktor
- Tim Man as Ozerov Brother #1
- Andreas Nguyen as Ozerov Brother #2
- R. Emmet Sweeney (October 30, 2017). "Isaac Florentine on Acts of Vengeance, Antonio Banderas's Mastery of Fight Choreography and Making a Movie in the Wake of His Wife's Cancer Diagnosis". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
- Turner, Jeff (June 29, 2018). "Isaac Florentine Interview". ActionReloade. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
- With the editing of Boyka: Undisputed now complete... — Boyka: Undisputed (Official Facebook Page)