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Young Kentucky coal miner forced into boxing ring to save critically ill mother in fact-based story.


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A young West Virginia coal miner becomes a human punching bag to raise extra money for his gravely ill mother. When Alex Winton's family situation worsens, he gets up from the mat and goes "pro" boxer, fighting not for just a shot at the big time, but to save a life. His plight is taken on by a young cable news reporter, whereas her growing love for him and his selfless courage inspire her "boy" to emerge as America's favorite son. Written by Bruce Reisman

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Young West Virginia coal miner becomes boxer to save his mother's life.





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