Watch: See the Dark Side of Boxing in 'Champs' Documentary Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
February 13, 2015
As someone who isn't the biggest sports guy, the fascination with the sport of boxing is a mystery to me. But at the same time, I've enjoyed many a boxing drama, from Rocky to The Fighter. But for those who have an interest in boxing, there's a new documentary on the way called Champs, which profiles heavyweight championship boxers like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins. Helped along by interviews with boxing fans and pop culture figures like Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Spike Lee and more, this looks like something accessible for even the most clueless sports fan, and actually looks at the darker side of the sport, exploiting these athletes for their skills. Watch below!
Here's the first trailer for Bert Marcus' documentary Champs, originally from Apple:
Champs is directed by Bert Marcus. Boxing, "the poor man’s sport," has long given kids from America’s roughest neighborhoods an opportunity to escape violence with violence. But with success in the ring comes new fights for which there is no training: champions are made and broken in the blink of an eye, and young men thrust into the spotlight are often ill-equipped for the fame and fortune. Built around the stories of heavyweight legends Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins, the film examines what it means to pursue the American Dream through boxing. The film hits iTunes and limited theaters on March 13th.