Are you more likely to enjoy boxing movies than nonfans?

Boxed Ears

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I have watched thousands of boxing matches. I assume several of you have as well, but at least hundreds would probably be typical. I've followed boxing for more years than I care to admit (I think I first saw it in a cave). Contrast that with having maybe never sat through an entire professional baseball game. I love boxing. I'm indifferent to baseball. But I can easily say I've been more entertained by baseball movies than boxing movies. I think I actually enjoy boxing movies less because I know more about it. I don't know if it's a realism thing or what. But, oddly, maybe the only boxing films I've seen more than twice can hardly be described as having realistic boxing matches in them-the Rocky films. What are your feelings about how boxing is generally treated in films? Is it handled as well as baseball, basketball, football, or is it more up to the individual than the films themselves?
 

DB Cooper

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I have watched thousands of boxing matches. I assume several of you have as well, but at least hundreds would probably be typical. I've followed boxing for more years than I care to admit (I think I first saw it in a cave). Contrast that with having maybe never sat through an entire professional baseball game. I love boxing. I'm indifferent to baseball. But I can easily say I've been more entertained by baseball movies than boxing movies. I think I actually enjoy boxing movies less because I know more about it. I don't know if it's a realism thing or what. But, oddly, maybe the only boxing films I've seen more than twice can hardly be described as having realistic boxing matches in them-the Rocky films. What are your feelings about how boxing is generally treated in films? Is it handled as well as baseball, basketball, football, or is it more up to the individual than the films themselves?
I tend to think I enjoy boxing movies more than those who don't follow boxing. But your baseball analogy is a good one.

Being an Aussie I don't follow baseball. No interest in it whatsoever. But I have really enjoyed baseball movies like Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, The Roookie and The Natural and they are just the ones that come to mind.
 
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I love boxing, always have, but i can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a single boxing movie. Even Raging Bull, which I recognise as an excellent and powerful film, but still not particularly good to watch. That said, I'm not a movie buff, and don't really appreciate them in the way that enthusiasts do. For instance, I can't think of a single Oscar winning film or performance in the last 10 - 20 years, that I would be remotely interested in seeing again. In fact many of them I have never seen, and would never think of watching. e.g. Monsters ball, The Kings speech, the artist, forrest gump, shakespeare in love, slumdog millionaire etc, etc.
 
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DB Cooper

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I love boxing, always have, but i can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a single boxing movie. Even Raging Bull, which I recognise as an excellent and powerful film, but still not particularly good to watch. That said, I'm not a movie buff, and don't really appreciate them in the way that enthusiasts do. For instance, I can't think of a single Oscar winning film or performance in the last 10 - 20 years, that I would be remotely interested in seeing again. In fact many of them I have never seen, and would never think of watching. e.g. Monsters ball, The Kings speech, the artist, forrest gump, shakespeare in love, slumdog millionaire etc, etc.
Have you seen 'The Fighter'?

Yes, they left the Gatti fights out. But that was a good film.

I have heard people I know don't even follow boxing rave about it.
 
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It was alright, but could've been about any kind of working class endeavour, really. The acting was good, but the film didn't really rely on the protagonist being a boxer, as opposed to say a fireman or dock worker.