• Publication date: April 9, 2013

Blood Of A Champion

A once-promising boxer, Shadow gets on the wrong side of the law and ends up doing a 10-year stint behind bars. Leaving prison, it becomes a nightmare trying to adjust to everyday, ‘normal’ life. Even though his dedicated wife Sharon stands his side and objects heavily, Shadow decides to accept an offer to fight in illegal underground bouts, where the stakes may be higher than he ever imagined…

A once-promising boxer, Shadow (Bokeem Woodbine) gets on the wrong side of the law and ends up doing a 10-year stint behind bars. Leaving prison, it becomes a nightmare trying to adjust to everyday, ‘normal’ life. Even though his dedicated wife Sharon (Deborah Cox) stands his side and takes him in, even though now she’s a high-rising corporate ad executive.

She gets him a job in the mailroom of the vast firm where she works, and takes him to dinners with her, mostly white executive business colleagues. In short, this once-caged-lion feels like he’s in a different kind of cage, until he hears one of his wife’s colleagues raving about the underground fighting scene.

Needing to feel like a man again above anything else, Shadow decides to accept an offer to fight in illegal underground bouts, where the stakes may be higher than he ever imagined. Controlling this underground circuit is a shady, cold-blooded, pragmatic businessman, and once Shadow decides he’s seen enough he understands that now his whole existence and family is at risk…

 

Starring:

  • Bokeem Woodbine
  • Deborah Cox
  • George T. Odom
  • John Sorrenti
  • Mamie Louise Anderson
  • Michael Ciminera
  • Teri Denine
  • DJ Envy

Directed by:  Lawrence Page

Rating:  Not Rated.