It’s no wonder we love boxing movies. From On the Waterfront to Raging Bull, the blood-sweat-and-tears flicks are among the greatest accomplishments in cinematic history. (Plus, nowadays, they’re cheaper than paying to watch the real thing.)
That’s why we’re stoked for the premiere of Southpaw. Featuring an utterly ripped Jake Gyllenhaal as down-and-out heavyweight Billy Hope (and written by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter), the gritty everyman tale is a worthy homage to classic boxing films.
To celebrate the classics, we asked a true judge of boxing talent, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, what he thinks of cinema’s most iconic wannabe “boxers.” And he’s got some tough love for Rocky Balboa.Back to top