Kings of the ring boxing documentary
Kings of the ring is an outstanding boxing documentary which recounts the exploits of the great heavyweight boxers! We begin with the reigning Champion Jess Willard who is set to face a new boxer on the block, “The Manassa Mauler” Jack Dempsey. It’s a wonderful look back at a time when boxers were very much seen as the modern-day gladiator. When the first gloved champions regained and where some of the very first legends in the sport were born.
We are brought through the period where each of the great heavyweights reigned. Including those of Dempsey, Johnson, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Muhammed Ali and the last of the great heavyweights to reign supreme, “Iron” Mike Tyson. The greatest name in heavyweight boxing, the king of division in the sport. With some of the greatest fights to ever grace the canvas of the squared circle.
This one hour thirty minutes of footage gives us a rare glimpse into the pre and post-war era of the division. It’s great champions, the dizzying heights of their successes and their gut-wrenching lows in their losses. Kings of the Ring is truly a must-watch for any true fan of boxing. As we get some amazing insight into the often destructive world of boxing. It’s legends and some of those who have lost, both in and outside the ring.