Now is perhaps as good a time as ever to catch up on boxing movies.
If you’re that way inclined as a fight fan that is.
While the sport continues to gradually reopen in America and elsewhere the reality is it will be a slow process.
Bit by bit. Safety first.
But alas — a very doable en-devour with encouraging stuff happening more and more.
As for boxing movies, let’s take it back a step on a less intense lighter note by me for a change.
Perhaps one of the most famed sweet science movies of its time involved American actor Will Smith’s portrayal of Muhammad Ali.
In fairness to Smith, I didn’t think he did a bad job.
Nor do many people.
At the same time, it’s always going to be a tough job for anyone to live up that kind of human being.
An inspirational giant of humanity that was bigger than the sport of boxing.
A cultural icon that will never be forgotten.
Former heavyweight champion and rival (turned friend) Foreman has been straight to the point in his analysis of Smith’s acting however:
No beating around the bush as ever from big George.
God loves a sense of humor I suppose and the above was pretty sharp I thought.
Stay safe folks and keep the faith.
Boxing continues to roll out gradually.
Tonight in what has been dubbed ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas heavyweight Carlos Takam takes on Jerry Forrest.
For a quick stroll down memory lane on Smith’s portrayal of Ali above against Foreman check it out here: