“30 DAYS IN MAY,” a revealing documentary film chronicling the days surrounding Floyd Mayweather’s 2012 incarceration. The one-hour film was created exclusively from never-before-seen footage and features the only interviews Mayweather has conducted about this “life-changing experience.”
“30 DAYS IN MAY” offers an intimate look into the life of the world’s highest-paid athlete as he prepares for one of the most challenging experiences of his life. It provides a look inside his life, from his flamboyant mansion to a surprise birthday party for his daughter, while he prepares for life in a jail cell smaller than his bedroom closet. Ultimately, “30 DAYS IN MAY” reveals a man at peace with his impending incarceration and his evolution as a human being.
“Our goal wasn't to tell his whole story - his humble upbringing or all of his accomplishments - but rather to document the life of a modern day superstar leading up to his three-month prison term,” said Todd Crites of Turn Left Productions “What we are most proud of with ‘30 DAYS IN MAY’ is that it reveals a side of Floyd Mayweather that few get to witness - a person who is somewhat of a simple man, caring, eloquent, soft-spoken and, at times, reflective of not only himself, but also the world around him".
Documentary looking at the boxing careers of former heavyweight champs Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Includes interviews with boxing experts, the people who knew and worked with both fighters, aswell as interviews and fight footage from both fighters boxing archives.
(Run Time: 92mins)
In October of 1980 Muhammad Ali was preparing to fight for an unprecedented fourth heavyweight title against his friend and former sparring partner Larry Holmes. To say that the great Ali was in the twilight of his career would be generous; most of his admiring fans, friends and fight scribes considered his bravado delusional. What was left for him to prove?
In the weeks of training before the fight, documentarians Albert and David Maysles took an intimate look at Ali trying to convince the world and perhaps himself, that he was still "The Greatest." At the same time, they documented the mild-mannered and undervalued champion Holmes as he confidently prepared to put an end to the career of a man for whom he had an abiding and deep affection.
In the raw moments after Ali's humbling in this one-sided fight, it was not fully comprehended what the Maysles brothers had actually captured on film and, due to unexpected circumstances, the Maysles footage never received a public screening or airing. However, in the intervening years, the magnitude of this footage is now clear. An era ended when the braggadocio and confidence were stripped away in the ring, and the world's greatest hero was revealed to be a man. Here for the first time is the unseen build up to that fight, accompanied by freshly shot interviews by Albert Maysles with members from both the Ali and Holmes camps, as well as others who were prime witnesses to this poignant foolhardy attempt at courage.
(Run Time: 54mins)
On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's fights had become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, where the ever present hype of the professional boxing scene would come face to face with the worlds of big business, Hollywood, and hip hop. Sitting ringside was controversial rapper Tupac Shakur. Shakur and Tyson were friends, a feeling of kinship linked them as each rose to stardom from poverty only to be thrown in prison. Following Tyson's victory, Shakur and "Iron Mike" were to celebrate at an after party, but the rap star never arrived. Shakur was brutally gunned down later that night, and the scene in Las Vegas quickly turned from would-be celebratory revelry to ill fated and inopportune tragedy. Director Reggie Bythewood, with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, will tell not only the story of that infamous night but of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac.
(Run Time: 53mins)
Profile of England's very own 'Golden Boy' as we step back in time to a different era of Heavyweight boxing.
(Run Time: 59mins)
They say that Philadelphia is the capital of boxing and Joe Frazier's Gym is the White House. This is the story of a father, a son and a forgotten legacy. Joe Frazier has been lost in someone else's legend. His epic rivalry with Muhammad Ali is the most famous of any sport but Joe has remained in the shadows. This tale of redemption shows Joe Frazier as a human being for the first time: an athlete who battled prejudice and struggled for everything he achieved; a father whose own experiences inspired him to reach out to help others. Joe Frazier's gym has been a Philadelphia sanctuary for forty years. Now it is threatened with closure.
ESPN Classic's Ringside is a special that brings viewers original footage of classic fights, interspersed with added context, perspective, stories and analysis from some of the most notable personalities in boxing.
Hosted by ESPN's Brian Kenny and venerable writer and historian Bert Randolph Sugar, the original Ringside segments are filmed on location from the legendary Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn where Muhammad Ali, Jake LaMotta, Roberto Duran and many others have trained.
RINGSIDE: ROCKY MARCIANO £5
RINGSIDE: JOE LOUIS (2 DISCS) £6
RINGSIDE: SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (2 DISCS) £6
RINGSIDE: SUGAR RAY LEONARD (2 DISCS) £6
RINGSIDE: MIKE TYSON (4 DISCS) £7.50
RINGSIDE: MUHAMMAD ALI (2 DISCS) £6
RINGSIDE: LENNOX LEWIS (2 DISCS) £6
RINGSIDE: LITTLE BIG MEN (2 DISCS) £6
Sugar Ray Leonard
Sugar Ray Robinson
RINGSIDE: TOP 25 KNOCKOUTS OF ALL TIME (2 DISCS) £6
From the vaults of ESPN comes boxing history ... the greatest collection of knockouts you are ever likely to see!
Recorded at the famous Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, New York, where many World Champions from Jake LaMotta to Mike Tyson have trained, get ready for nearly 4 hours of the most amazing and destructive knockouts in boxing history.
Bert Sugar, boxing historian, is joined by legends of the sport including Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas The Hitman Hearns as they re-live the top 25 Knockouts of all time, as well as many other of the most sensational knockouts in history. This programme is a who s who of boxing, with every champion from every era showing just how ferocious and punishing they could be.
Watch incredible footage of Jack Johnson fighting over 100 years ago and action from Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Floyd Patterson, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jnr. and more!
This is the greatest collection of knockouts from the greatest fighters the world has seen ...... seconds out .....
1. The Crowning Of A Prince (74min)
2. The Prince Reigns On (75min)
3. Prince Naseem Hamed Xmas Special 1996 (74min)
4. Little Prince, Big Fight (60min)
Britain's most brutal, controversial fight. Boxing's most compelling story. A new documentary revolving around the infamous world championship bout between Nigel Benn and Gerald McClellan in February 1995.
The Fight of Their Lives is a story of human courage, the search for the truth and for redemption. It is a story that reaches far beyond the ropes of the boxing ring.
Gerald 'The G-Man' McClellan was one of the hardest punchers in history, a fearsome boxer who fought pit-bull dogs. Today he is brain-damaged, cared for by his sister Lisa.
Nigel 'The Dark Destroyer' Benn was a soldier turned world-class boxer, renowned for a playboy lifestyle. Today he lives in Majorca spreading the word of God. Having attempted suicide, he is coming to terms with the life he led and the people he hurt.
On Freddie Roach is a documentary series about boxer and trainer Freddie Roach and produced by Jim Lampley. The six-part series began airing on HBO on January 20, 2012.
The Fighter is a movie based on real life boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.
Beyond the Glory is a documentary series that profiles some of the most legendary and controversial athletes in recent history.
Sugar Ray Leonard
Oscar De La Hoya
Roy Jones Jr
Documentary about six of the greatest latin boxers of all time featuring fight footage aswell as interviews with the fighters.
Fighters careers featured are Roberto Duran, Julio Cesar Chavez, Alexis Arguello, Carlos Ortiz, Kid Gavilan and Salvador Sanchez.
Boxing documentary shorts by ESPN.
1. In This Corner - John L. Sullivan
2. In This Corner - Jack Johnson
3. In This Corner -Benny Leonard
4. In This Corner - Henry Armstrong
5. In This Corner - Willie Pep
6. In This Corner - Sugar Ray Robinson
7. In This Corner - Muhammad Ali
8. In This Corner - Roberto Duran
9. In This Corner - Sugar Ray Leonard
Documentary looking at the mysterious and tragic deaths in 2009 of Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti and Vernon Forrest all in a one month period.
LEONARD v HEARNS
HOLMES v COONEY
ARGUELLO v PRYOR
HAGLER v HEARNS
HAGLER v LEONARD
TYSON v DOUGLAS
CHAVEZ v TAYLOR
BOWE v HOLYFIELD
FOREMAN v MOORER
BOWE v GOLOTA
DE LA HOYA v TRINIDAD
TYSON v LEWIS
GATTI V WARD