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Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring (2008)

On June 16, 1983, in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 at Madison Square Garden, the lives of two young men were forever changed during a controversial boxing match. A tough club fighter ... See full summary »

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Luis Resto ...
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Steve Farhood ...
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Randy Gordon ...
Himself - Former New York Athletic Commission Chairman
Bob Arum ...
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Carlos Lewis ...
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Rudy Kalis ...
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Billy Collins ...
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Mark Young ...
Himself - Friend of Billy Collins Jr.
Steve Cross ...
Himself - Friend of Billy Collins Jr.
Ron Scott Stevens ...
Himself - New York Athletic Commission
Thomas Moore ...
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Tony Perez ...
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Charles Pama ...
Himself - Forensic Scientist
Artie Curlee ...
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On June 16, 1983, in front of a capacity crowd of 25,000 at Madison Square Garden, the lives of two young men were forever changed during a controversial boxing match. A tough club fighter from Puerto Rico named Luis Resto fought Billy Collins Jr., an Irish golden boy, for ten grueling rounds. Resto was declared the winner, but within minutes, was accused of tampering with the padding in his gloves - in effect brutalizing Collins Jr. with his bare fists for thirty minutes. More than two decades later, Luis Resto is still a broken man shouldering the burden of his opponent's death; a prison sentence; and a lifetime ban from boxing. Resto relives that infamous night in New York City and exposes the sport's dark side - unfolding an emotional story which finally reveals the truth. Written by Anonymous

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Lose-Lose
3 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary by Eric Drath is about a fight between Luis Resto and Billy Collins. Resto was a fighter with a middling record while Collins was on the path to an eventual title. The fight itself has been mired in controversy ever since, as it was found that a significant amount of the padding from Resto's gloves had been removed prior to the fight. This caused Resto's punches to be more like bare knuckled shots. You don't much like most of the people in this documentary, especially Panama Louis, who allegedly was the mastermind of this. Still, this film is compelling as a morality tale. Neither boxer ended up gaining anything, which is part of the moral. I don't usually watch sports docs but this one, especially about something I didn't know about, but I was intrigued by the characters in this film. The truth is stranger than fiction? You can count on it.


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You must have some pitty for Resto - my take after seeing this slayer21056
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