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Did Ali really recite poems at his pre-match weigh-ins? Is Cinderella Man based on a true story? Who were the Canadians that devoted so much time and money to help Rubin Carter?

The Hurricane – Rubin Carter

“The Hurricane” is the story of middleweight boxer Rubin Carter, based on the accounts of Carter’s own autobiography as well as the book written by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton, the Canadian family that...

Raging Bull - the story of Jake LaMotta

Raging Bull – Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta

Raging Bull is the story of Italian-American middleweight boxer Giacobbe “Jake” LaMotta as his fortunes, both personally and professionally, rise and fall. The film opens in 1964, after LaMotta’s boxing career has ended, as...

The Fighter - the story of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward

The Fighter – Boxer Micky Ward

The Fighter (2010) is about Lowell, Massachusetts boxer “Irish” Micky Ward and his tumultuous relationship with his older half-brother and former boxer, Dicky Eklund. During his boxing career, Dicky (Christian Bale) was a community...

The story of Muhammad Ali

Ali – The Story of Muhammad Ali

This biographical film about the legendary Muhammad Ali begins in 1964 when Ali, known by his original name Cassius Clay, had just won the Olympic gold medal and is training for an upcoming fight...

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man – Boxer James Braddock

Cinderella Man, the 2005 film from director Ron Howard, chronicles American boxer James Braddock’s (Russell Crowe) tumultuous journey to become the world heavyweight champion in 1935. The film opens in 1926 with Braddock in...