FILM & BOOKS

downloadCHAMPS                                      MikeTyson,Evander Holyfield,Bernard Hopkins.

Mark Wahlberg, 50 CENT, Ron Howard. DVD Published 2017 UK .

Autobiographical, documentary going back to there early days in boxing.

Well put together with fresh film not seen before.

A must see film if interested in any of these CHAMPS. 7/10

mcNOTORIOUS  

CONNER MCGREGOR

Book Published 2017 UK (He is a boxer now!)

 

Not been great book to read up to now ! It keeps going in to

instruction manual mode as if you are in a cage fight talking you through each round .

Thought it was autobiography about McGregor !  Will i get my moneys worth from the

book! yes i only paid £4.  4/10

kliWLADIMIR KLITSCHKO

Book! (Leaflet) Can not believe he would put his name to this .

Only any good for 5 year olds

It was only about 10 pages long !  and cost near £5!  1/10

PS: Tried to send back to amazon , they told me to keep it for free!

 

download bennNIGEL BENN 

DARK DESTROYER  

Book first publish U.K.1998

The first third of this was more like 50 Shades of boring, going through every girl (literal) since he was 10 .Did i really want to know! Did he do it on purpose so the book got better when the boxing came in later? I will give it 7/10 for boring start but good finish.

 

 

download (1)SOUTHPAW

JAKE GYLLENHAAL  FOREST WHITAKER  RACHEL MCADAMS 

50 CENT, Rita Ora.

Billy ( Jake Gyllenhaal) Lose’s his wife, the fight, then his daughter is taken away. (Sooner get my nails pulled out than watch this half of the film again!).

This film is based on M&M true life story bad relationship with is mother! Then throw in parts from the Rocky films.

Good watch, if not seen before. But i don’t think you will be rushing out for the DVD ! To many clich´s .   7/10   Released 2015

 

download I AM DURAN

Book first publish 2016.

Easy read for 13 to 15 year old,s, only joking . No its interesting read.

Tough times growing up in Panama in the sixties! More so if your names Roberto Duran.

It did make me laugh , he never lost a fight in the ring? It was always bad referee’s or is hands were strapped to tight ! , or bad pizza night before! As they say in Spanish NO MAS EXCUSEO. Still great champion. I counted a good 10 big names he fought only embarrassing himself self once  against Sugar Ray Leonard . 7/10

download (1)KINGS OF THE RING

Book first publish 2005

This book is basically a lineal list,with bareknuckle to glove finishing up to about 2005.

Brilliant book. Great detail,and photos to match. 9/10

downloadLARRY HOLMES
AGAINST THE ODDS

Book first publish 1998

Against the odds because nothing went right in is youth, and early days in boxing.

To make things worse he had a man called Don King as promoter to help things along.

Fills in pieces you most likely did not know in the jigsaw.8/10

downloadMUHAMMAD ALI

HIS LIFE AND TIMES. BY THOMAS HAUSER

Great story, great writer, great book about the Greatist. If you was not a fan before, you will be after you have read it.10/10

downloadRAGING BULL

ROBERT DE NIRO, JOE PESCI  DIRECTER MARTIN SCORESE 

Film Noir about JAKE (The Raging Bull ) LAMOTTA Sometimes uncomfortable watch.        Must see for any fight fan. 9/10

FIRST RELEASED 1990

downloadCAMEOS 

NOT A FILM, BUT APPEARANCES That i come across of boxers on film.

Above picture MIKE TYSON as a female boxer in SCAREY 4

MIKE TYSON again HANGOVER 1 and 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PRIMO CARNERA Playing tug of war, with MIGHTY JOE YOUNG ( A version of KING KONG) 1940s

TONY BELLEW, ANDRE WARD Playing, you got it boxers. In CREED 1.

JOE FRAZIER briefly in ROCKY . MIKE TYSON in ROCKY 4.TOMMY MORRISON in ROCKY 5 as TOMMY GUNN.

JACK O HALLORAN The heavy bruiser in SUPERMAN II. RANDALL TEX COBB Dog kidnapper VENTURA PET DETECTIVE and mercenary in UNCOMMON VALOUR.                         Both fought LARRY HOLMES.

LENNOX LEWIS in OCEANS ELEVEN.

GERRY COONEY as greeter at MR BURNS casino episode in THE SIMPSONS !!

SUGAR RAY LEONARD Playing young version of him self (Because he looks good for is age) in THE FIGHTER.

FREDDIE MILLS  English light heavyweight world champ. He was in a number of lightweight films including CARRY ON CONSTABLE (1960) and CARRY ON REGARDLESS (1961).

 

 

 

gentlemanjim_ifyouwermygirl_fc_470x264_032220170957BOXERS PLAYED ON FILM 

ACTORS PLAYING REAL BOXERS (PAST OR PRESENT)

ABOVE ERROL FLYNN PLAYING JAMES J. CORBETT IN 1942 FILM GENTLEMAN JIM

PAUL NEWMAN  PLAYING  ROCKY GRAZIANO IN 1956   FILM “SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME”. LOOK FOR EARLY STEVE McQUEEN BIT PART.

DENZEL WASHINGTON AS RUBIN (HURRCAINE)CARTER IN 1999 FILM HURRCAINE.

CINDERELLA MAN RON HOWARDS FILM, ABOUT JAMES J.BRADDOCK (ROCKY OF THE 1920s DEPRESSION PLAYED BY RUSSELL CROWE.

THE GREAT WHITE HOPE JACK JOHNSON PLAYED BY JAMES EARL JONES RELEASE 1970

download (1)ALI A LIFE

BY JONATHAN EIG    FIRST PUBLISHED 2017  Get feeling in the room with Ali. Insight in to black history 60s America. Fly on the wall great detail.Worth the buy if Ali fan or if your not. 8/10

downloadROCKY 

UK Release 1977  SYLVESTER STALLONE (ROCKY) CARL WEATHERS, TALIA SHIRE, BURGESS MERIDITH

NO HOPER ROCKY BALBOA GETS A SHOT AT THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FROM RAGS TO RICHES STORY. I FOUND THE FILM CORNY, CHEESEY, EMBARRASSING, AND OVERACTED. SO OVERALL DEFINITLY ONE OF THE BEST BOXING FILMS EVER MADE.WITH GREAT FILM MUSIC SCORE .  10/10

imagesROCKY II

Release 1979  SYLVESTER STALLONE ,CARL WEATHERS, TALIA SHIRE

ROCKY’S RETURN MATCH WITH CREED THE FIGHT  HE DID NOT WANT!!! THE ONE WERE HE AS TO OUT RUN AGAINST A LOAD OF KIDS TO KNOW HE S GOT IT AGAIN!! ANOTHER GREAT FILM . 9/10

downloadTHE FIGHTER

Release 2010                  MARK WAHLBERG,  CHRISTIAN BALE,  AMY ADAMS

THE UPS AND DOWN RELATIONSHIP OF TWO HALF BROTHERS  MICKEY (IRISH) WALKER AND(HALF BROTHER) DICKY EKLUND. PROFESSIONAL BOXERS FROM THE 80s 90s .PLAYED BY WAHLBERG, BALE. This is a buy the DVD film a must to watch            Christian Bale’s acting was just brilliant  9/10

downloadROCKY lll

Released 1982                      SYLVESTER STALLONE,  MR T,   TALIA SHIRE.

The story of Rocky losing the eye of the tiger (determination, will to win a fight) against Clubber lang ( Mr T). Has Rocky still got what takes? Great films are always greater with a with brilliant film musical score Bill Conti’s Rocky theme and Survivors  Eye of the tiger make that happen. 10/10

download (1)ROCKY lV

Released 1985                        SYLVESTER STALLONE,  DOLPH LUNGREN,   BURT YOUNG.

East meets west. Rocky wanting to avenge death of is mate Apollo Creed, against  Russia’s Ivan Drago (If Rocky had thrown towel at right time Creed would still have been alive Ha Ha). Brigitte Nielsen also makes apperance’s, Stallones future wife!!

9/10