Champs

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  • NR
Boxing, "the poor man’s sport," has long given kids from America’s roughest neighborhoods anopportunity to escape violence with violence. But with success in the ring comes new fights forwhich there is no training: champions are made and broken in the... read more
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Boxing, "the poor man’s sport," has long given kids from America’s roughest neighborhoods anopportunity to escape violence with violence. But with success in the ring comes new fights forwhich there is no training: champions are made and broken in the blink of an eye, and young menthrust into the spotlight are often ill-equipped for the fame, fortune, and hangers-on that accompanya title belt. And for many, the toughest bouts are fought during retirement, when health and financialissues begin to mount. Built around the stories of heavyweight legendsMike Tyson, EvanderHolyfieldandBernard Hopkins, who open up about their lives and careers as never before,CHAMPSbalances these uncensored recollections with gorgeous reenactments, classic fightfootage, and candid interviews withMark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Spike Lee,Mary J. Bligeand50 Cent. More than just a sports documentary,CHAMPSexamines what it meansto pursue the American Dream through boxing, painting a picture of a controversial and unregulatedsport in a moment of crisis.

Original Release

03/13/2015

US Release

03/13/2015

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