Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) is tired of her job and her boss, but is still taking it because she gets to be in contact with the world of boxing, which is her biggest passion. Her dad was the boxing coach of her uncle, so she spent a large amount of time close to the ring during her childhood and now she cannot stay away. She is almost miserable, but one day while being a little drunk at a party she gets in a discussion with La Rocca, one of the top boxing managers in the country, and he offers her one of his boxers for one dollar. Needless to say that she accepts the challenge.
Now her boss wants her to back out of the deal, but the media caught a whiff of the story and it's too late. On top of this, the boxer she is supposed to manage is an addict and is involved in dealing. But luck is on her side, and while being at her boxer's house she meets Luther in very special circumstances: he knocked out her boxer easily. Things are different now, because she has a real prospect and can truly test if she is any good in this business. As the film progresses though the question becomes: If Luther starts rising through the ranks, will the partners be able to keep their cool or will they go astray under the spell of fame and money?
This is your typical movie for an afternoon in which you want some light entertainment. The story is not extremely original as it has been explored various times before in boxing as well as in other sports. The new twist introduced in this case is the involvement of a female in a sport that seemed to have no place for them until a few years back. The performances, without being bad, are nothing to praise. I would sum it up by saying that this is a movie that you will probably enjoy, but will not either love nor look forward to watch a second time.