Boxers who deserve a movie

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Melankomas, Feb 2, 2023.

  1. Flash24

    Flash24 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Someone stole my 1st choice (Bobby Chacon) 2nd choice would
    be Aaron Pryor. From rags to riches, back to rags , roamed the streets of Liberty
    City in a cocaine induced haze (During that time frame, it was the Grace of God only that
    kept him alive , anyone that know that area would agree) at the pinnacle of his career ,
    to redemption and becoming a Baptist minister after his career
    was over, defeated his addictions, became a productive member
    of society before his death.
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  2. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    It has sort of been done before, but revisiting Jack Johnson is long overdue.
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  3. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    Eamonn Magee. His book is well worth a read.
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  4. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 Member Full Member

    Feb 26, 2020
    All the old legendary prizefighters who have left great footprints in history with passion and dedication to the sport deserve a movie about them. Because unfortunately they are in danger of being forgotten by our todays ultra superficial society. Some examples:

    - Max Schmeling would be a great story. (Yeah there are 1 or 2 movies but really bad ones)
    - Floyd Patterson, Ezzard Charles - nearly forgotten these days
    - Sam Langford / Jack Johnson (would be dramatically very interesting. They could make a very critically interesting film.
    - Sonny Liston (would be very thrilling)
    - Ken Norton (very entertaining story with many ups and downs. First winning countless competitions in high school, becoming a marine, becoming a pro boxer but also broke, then this legendary trilogy with Ali, the unfortunate fight with Holmes, the car accident and the recovery)
  5. FrankinDallas

    FrankinDallas Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Sean O'Grady, The Champ.
  6. AntonioMartin1

    AntonioMartin1 Active Member Full Member

    Jan 23, 2022
    'Valero has one, in Spanish, named El Inca
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  7. AntonioMartin1

    AntonioMartin1 Active Member Full Member

    Jan 23, 2022
    Wilfredo Gomez, using his 3 legendary bouts with Mexicans and Sanchez's death as a hook.

    Conversely also, Salvador Sanchez, using his wins over Danny Lopez and Gomez and his death as a hook.
  8. Shay Sonya

    Shay Sonya Active Member Full Member

    Aug 15, 2021
    I vote for Floyd Patterson.
  9. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 VOTE LANGFORD 2023 Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Sam Langford and Stanley Ketchel
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  10. Gazelle Punch

    Gazelle Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Archie Moore needs an hbo series…from childhood to early career mid career end of boxing career than the after boxing career…very interesting life as a traveling fighter doing the occasional good deed like helping to raise money for a blind girl. To fighting for the LHW title for nothing in Argentina. Only guy to meet Marciano n Ali in the ring.helped Train big George foreman. Starred in the controversial movie Huck Finn. I need this made
  11. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

    Feb 6, 2021
    Jerry Quarry. His life with an abusive father in a tough Irish American family . The big fights the money the partying drugs divorces and all the comebacks and his terrible slide into mental illness . Would be a very dark tale.
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  12. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    George Foreman. But who could be George?
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  13. The Long Count

    The Long Count Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    There is a Foreman movie this summer
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  14. quest00

    quest00 Member Full Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Yes, in todays climate An Emile Griffith movie would do big numbers and be a very good movie given all that went on in his career in the ring and life after its. I also think a Jack Johnson movie would be amazing.
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  15. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    Charlie Zelenoff.

    My bad, I see they already made a movie - “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2023
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