After watching this DVD it becomes clear why contemporary champions admire these Latin Heroes. De La Hoya copied Alexis Arguello. Roy Jones copied Salvador Sanchez. Hatton copied Roberto Duran. I watched this film hundreds of times on VHS (note to self: you need to get out more?)
This DVD beautifully illustrates Duran as a blunt battering ram who would take his opponents apart one body shot at a time. Arguello the consummate technician. Extensive highlights of Sanchez (who died in car accident at the age of 23) giving the great Wilfredo Gomez a systematic 8 round beating to his first defeat.
In Summary: Extensive interviews with the Champs (both post-fight and present day). Expert Boxing analysis (including ABC Boxing expert Alex Wallau). Extensive fight footage. A tour of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. Footage of Arguello advising and training young fighters at his gymnasium in Nicaragua, demonstrating his full-repertoire of shots in slow motion (a thing of beauty!)
Arguello's eloquence and charisma in these interviews really steals the show. Some of the one-liners he comes out with still have me in stitches.
This DVD is informative, entertaining, and such good value for money. Honest.
any boxing fan who has not got this dvd should immediately purchase this product,it follows the life and times of the old masters,men like kid gavilan and carlos ortiz and more recently the wildman from panama manos de piedra roberto duran and of course the great j.c chavez,also on was the explosive thin man from nicaragua alexis arguello,a very nicely done dvd showing where all these great men came from and highlights of some of their greatest bouts and even offering advice on life to kids,very well done and worth the money,if you want to see how the boxing art should be and not how it has become then look no further and WATCH THIS