In keeping with last years Boxing day selection of actors turned fighters for the movies we have another gang of wanna be world champs and then some.

Boxing has from the very beginning of movies as an entertainment been an integral part of cinema and as we see in films to this day, has remained so. The fight game offers screenwriters a great backdrop for high drama and of course the underdog. Right Sly?

Speaking of underdogs, how about Mako taking on a far bigger Simon Oakland. Work the body Mako! Watched this repeatedly as a kid and Mako broke my heart but has forever since been a favorite.


Could Lou be down and out?


The look of determination is John Garfield.

john garfield boxing

Look at that form on boxing Danny Kaye!

kaye as boxer

Working the speed bag as only Cary Grant can.

grant as boxer

“Yeah, well, sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand. ”

cool hand luke

Cameron Mitchell fights demons far more dangerous than his opponents in Monkey On My Back.

camer mitchell as boxer

Rock Hudson attempting to KO Jeff Chandler.


Things get all to real when Marvelous Marvin Hagler tangled with Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns in arguably the most ferocious 8 minutes of real live boxing your likely to ever see.