Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy traces the lives and careers of two legendary fighters—Micky Ward, a humble, hardscrabble, blue-collar Irishman from Lowell, Massachusetts, and Arturo Gatti, a handsome, flashy, charismatic Italian-born star who was raised in Montreal.
George Michael "Micky" Ward Jr. (born October 4, 1965), often known by his nickname of "Irish" Micky Ward, is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2003.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev (4-0, 3 KOs), age 24, a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and accomplished amateur originally from Uzbekistan, will make his American television debut in the co-main event featuring Dmitry Bivol vs. Jean Pascal fighting for the WBA World Light Heavyweight title.
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Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born January 17, 1974) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2011. He is a multiple-time world champion in three weight classes, having held the WBO junior featherweight title twice between 1995 and 2001, and the unified WBC and IBF super featherweight titles between 2004 and 2007.
A contrast between a highly-skilled, perfectionist virtuoso and a less-skilled, but more inventive and original, artist. This is a plot common to stories that focus on the arts (usually music or theater), or sports that require mixing physical ability with creativity (such as dancing or skating).
There will be a lot of underdog stories on this list, but few of them were as grueling or as gratifying as Sami Zayn’s 18-month battle to become NXT Champion, which culminated in this classic between himself and the reigning champion, Neville.