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El Boxeo (2013)

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EL BOXEO tells the dramatic and timely story of the emergence and dominance of Latinos in what was once considered the traditional all-white sport of boxing. The film illustrates the ... See full summary »

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EL BOXEO tells the dramatic and timely story of the emergence and dominance of Latinos in what was once considered the traditional all-white sport of boxing. The film illustrates the evolution of the sport as Latino fighters exploded onto the scene. And, reveals how these immigrant pugilists redefined the world of boxing and established the west coast as the new mecca in the sport. EL BOXEO is as much a film about Latinos in boxing as it is about the immigrant stories that reshaped the sport. Written by Anonymous

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Loved the film!
6 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

El Boxeo tells the story of Latinos in the sport of boxing unlike any film I've ever seen. The documentary isn't just about boxing. It's not just about who had the best left hook or knockout punch... It's a story that reveals the difficulties these boxers had to go through just to step into a ring. Whether it was poverty or racism, hunger or politics, broken homes or gang violence, sexism or immigration... El Boxeo tells the intimate accounts of Latino heroes that endured much more than we'll ever understand. Obstacles, that in the end, served to motivate these men and women to fight for their lives and leave everything in the ring in order to provide for their families and serve their countries. It's an inspiring documentary about ordinary men (and women) with the courage, passion and heart to accomplish the extraordinary. When I finished watching the film, I had an incredible understanding of the sport and of the impact of Latinos had on the sport. That said, I also had a wonderful sense of pride, knowing that there is so much to appreciate about the journey my Latino brothers and sisters continue to make in order to have an opportunity to live a life they dream of. Great movie!


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