(Gore) Showtime Sports put together some of the most brutal boxing knockouts from its archives to celebrate its 30th anniversary and remind us of the unspeakable things a well-placed fist can do to a man.
The story of boxing great Roberto Durán , the upstart Panamanian who rose from the streets to defeat then Welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard, then infamously forfeited the rematch mid-bout. With a pro record of 103 wins in 119 fights, he’s still one of the best of all time.
Adonis never knew his father, the charismatic boxing champ Apollo Creed. Nonetheless, Adonis also wants to succeed in the ring. Good thing he’ll get help from his father’s rival, friend and equal. Also Avon Barksdale is here.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays a famous boxer who strives to get back in shape in more ways than one after suffering losses both in and out of the squared circle. In other words, it’s Rocky III 2.0. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
Etsy seller Ornald has handmade bean bag chairs that look like a vintage boxing glove. The chair is 90cm (approx. 35″) tall and is made of cow leather. It doesn’t come with filling to minimize shipping costs.
While you probably wouldn’t want to wear these in the ring, any fan of pugilism would love to have these hand-stitched leather boxing gloves proudly on display in their sports collection.
Ian Palmer’s Knuckle is an epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting; the gritty film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.
Michael Kalish took nearly three years to create this brilliant 360°, 22′ high portrait of Muhammad Ali, using 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe.
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