Resto-Collins Documentary Question

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  1. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

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    Has anyone else watch the 'Assault in the Ring' documentary? About the Luis Resto vs Billy Collins jr. fight that took place in 1983.
     
  2. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Can't spell Peep's Repub w/o Peru, @mirkofilipovic Full Member

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    Yeah, they used to show it on HBO a lot.
     
  3. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Heck Full Member

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    Name of your sex tape.
     
  4. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Can't spell Peep's Repub w/o Peru, @mirkofilipovic Full Member

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    I remember coming away surprised how sympathetic I felt toward Resto, and hating Panama Lewis even more than I did heading in.
     
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  5. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Addict Full Member

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  6. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

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    Resto deserved some of the blame but i can agree with the sense of sympathy for the guy. He was manipulated by Panama the whole time and it never ended. Even 25 years after the fight when Luis went to confront him in Miami the controlling tactics of Panama never let up.. So many Victims in the documentary.
     
  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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    You have to be careful as film is really good at making you believe a narrative
     
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  8. sweetsci

    sweetsci Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I rewatched the Collins - Resto fight again recently. I was amazed that no one caught that Resto's gloves had been altered during the fight. It seemed obvious on the YouTube video, albeit with the power of hindsight. But still, the referee didn't catch it, ringside officials didn't catch it, ringside commentators Jake and Vikki LaMatta (!!!) didn't catch it (though they were more into the atmosphere and event)...
     
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