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EL BOXEO is a project that deals with race, language, culture, economics, politics – and above all, boxing. It’s an oral history – a story told by fighters, boxing experts and historians, announcers, commentators, comedians, sportswriters, actors, spouses, entertainers and fans – people like Bob Arum, Miguel Diaz, Jose Sulaiman, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, Larry Merchant, Al Bernstein, Victor Ortiz, Jimmy Lennon Jr., Juan Laporte, Mia Rosales St. John, Richard Steele, Hanna Gabriel, Armando Muniz, Pepe Correa, Roger Mayweather, Orlando Canizales, and many others -- complemented by fight footage, archival photos, and memorabilia.

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Synopsis

EL BOXEO is a project that deals with race, language, culture, economics, politics – and above all, boxing. It’s an oral history – a story told by fighters, boxing experts and historians, announcers, commentators, comedians, sportswriters, actors, spouses, entertainers and fans – people like Bob Arum, Miguel Diaz, Jose Sulaiman, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, Larry Merchant, Al Bernstein, Victor Ortiz, Jimmy Lennon Jr., Juan Laporte, Mia Rosales St. John, Richard Steele, Hanna Gabriel, Armando Muniz, Pepe Correa, Roger Mayweather, Orlando Canizales, and many others — complemented by fight footage, archival photos, and memorabilia.

Rating:
NR
Genre:
Sports
Run time:
107 minutes
Producer:
Alan Swyer, Rick Gil De Montes
Co-Producer:
Elias P. Ontiveros
Director:
Alan Swyer
Reviews

“El Boxeo” covers the evolution of the sport through more than 80 interviews with ring legends, promoters and trainers who detail how boxing rose in popularity on the blood and sweat of Latino fighters to became the global industry it is today."

“It is the collective voice of everyone involved that reveals the true essence and establishes the emotional core of the sport throughout “El Boxeo.”

“Filled with raw emotion and singular observations “El Boxeo” is poignant and moving, and should be required viewing for anyone trying to understand what makes a human being fight."