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Poor quality documentary, but great fights
on 12 November 2008
This era of boxing has always been my favourite. After the great heavyweights of the 60's and 70s, such as Ali, Frazier, Norton, Forman etc, were winding down their careers, the focus of boxing came to the lower divisions (middleweight and welterweight). Roberto Duran, Thomas 'the Hitman' Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler were 4 great fighters in and around the same weight division. These great warriors fought each other over 3 different weight classes and set the boxing world alight and kept this sport in the mainstream.
However, the problem with this documentary is that it is cheaply produced. The fights are covered well but this film is a world away from the fantastic 'Champions Forever' DVD. What this documentary needs is a soul. It needs interviews and it needs a more indepth look at the fighters and their careers.
If your interesting in revisiting these classic contests, or if you were too young and you are just curious about this great era; then buy this DVD. Just dont be dissapointed at the cheap feel to the whole film.