Boxing: From Big-Time to Big Screen Boxing is big business at the movies. We all know Rocky, Million Dollar Baby and now Cinderella Man, but even most sports fans are hard pressed to name a heavyweight other than Mike Tyson, who hasn't been the champ for years. It seems that Americans have lost interest in the first big-time sport.
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Boxing: From Big-Time to Big Screen

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Boxing: From Big-Time to Big Screen

Boxing: From Big-Time to Big Screen

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Boxing is big business at the movies. We all know Rocky, Million Dollar Baby and now Cinderella Man, but even most sports fans are hard pressed to name a heavyweight other than Mike Tyson, who hasn't been the champ for years. It seems that Americans have lost interest in the first big-time sport.

Guests:

Teddy Atlas, ESPN Boxing analyst

Jeremy Schaap, author of Cinderella Man

Carlo Rotella, author of Cut Time: An Education at the Fights