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Why does boxing make for good movies?

Duration: 02:33

Danny sets the scene for 60 minutes ringside with some of the greatest boxing movies ever made. His introduction was filmed at legendary boxing venue York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Interviewees, in order are John G Avildsen, Director of Rocky, Kevin Mitchell, Boxing Correspondent for The Guardian and The Observer, author and screenwriter Richard Price and Sarah Churchwell who is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. Seconds away – round one!

Available since: Tue 26 Feb 2013

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Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring

Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie.

First broadcast: 03 Mar 2013

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