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Boxing movies deliver a punch in 'The Bleeder,' 'Bleed for This'

Boxing movies deliver a punch in 'The Bleeder,' 'Bleed for This'

TORONTO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Boxing movies are making a comeback lately, although they are often more approximately the struggles of fighters outside the ring than the punches they land on their opponents.

"Bleed for This," shown at the Toronto Film Festival this week, tells the true story of American middleweight Vinny Pazienza's successful return to the ring just 13 months after fracturing his neck in car crash in 1991.

Pazienza, played by "Whiplash" star Miles Teller, went on to become a five-time world champion despite being told by doctors he would never box again. He now goes by the name Vinnie Paz.

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Boxing movies deliver a punch in 'The Bleeder,' 'Bleed for This'

Boxing movies deliver a punch in 'The Bleeder,' 'Bleed for This'

TORONTO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Boxing movies are making a comeback lately, although they are often more approximately the struggles of fighters outside the ring than the punches they land on their opponents.

"Bleed for This," shown at the Toronto Film Festival this week, tells the true story of American middleweight Vinny Pazienza's successful return to the ring just 13 months after fracturing his neck in car crash in 1991.

Pazienza, played by "Whiplash" star Miles Teller, went on to become a five-time world champion despite being told by doctors he would never box again. He now goes by the name Vinnie Paz.

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Boxing movies deliver a punch in 'The Bleeder,' 'Bleed for This'

Boxing movies deliver a punch in 'The Bleeder,' 'Bleed for This'

TORONTO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Boxing movies are making a comeback lately, although they are often more approximately the struggles of fighters outside the ring than the punches they land on their opponents.

"Bleed for This," shown at the Toronto Film Festival this week, tells the true story of American middleweight Vinny Pazienza's successful return to the ring just 13 months after fracturing his neck in car crash in 1991.

Pazienza, played by "Whiplash" star Miles Teller, went on to become a five-time world champion despite being told by doctors he would never box again. He now goes by the name Vinnie Paz.

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After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

DETROIT (AP) — Boxing star Claressa Shields says she's still weighing her options approximately whether to turn pro.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Minnesota Twins. Shields, a Flint native, won her second gold at this year's Rio Olympics.

It's not clear what the future holds now. She said she'd like to ''have the best of both worlds'' if a rule alter allows women's boxers to turn pro & still fight in the Olympics.

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After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

DETROIT (AP) — Boxing star Claressa Shields says she's still weighing her options approximately whether to turn pro.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Minnesota Twins. Shields, a Flint native, won her second gold at this year's Rio Olympics.

It's not clear what the future holds now. She said she'd like to ''have the best of both worlds'' if a rule alter allows women's boxers to turn pro & still fight in the Olympics.

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After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

DETROIT (AP) — Boxing star Claressa Shields says she's still weighing her options approximately whether to turn pro.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Minnesota Twins. Shields, a Flint native, won her second gold at this year's Rio Olympics.

It's not clear what the future holds now. She said she'd like to ''have the best of both worlds'' if a rule alter allows women's boxers to turn pro & still fight in the Olympics.

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After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

After 2nd gold, Shields says she's still undecided on future

DETROIT (AP) — Boxing star Claressa Shields says she's still weighing her options approximately whether to turn pro.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday night when the Detroit Tigers hosted the Minnesota Twins. Shields, a Flint native, won her second gold at this year's Rio Olympics.

It's not clear what the future holds now. She said she'd like to ''have the best of both worlds'' if a rule alter allows women's boxers to turn pro & still fight in the Olympics.

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Klitschko obsessed with regaining heavyweight crown

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Klitschko obsessed with regaining heavyweight crown

Klitschko obsessed with regaining heavyweight crown

By Martyn Herman

LONDON (Reuters) – Former champion Wladimir Klitschko said he is obsessed with regaining his world heavyweight crown & he would wait for as long as it takes for his re-match with Britain's Tyson Fury.

The fight has been fixed for Oct. 29 in Manchester, having been postponed in July when Fury suffered an ankle injury, although doubts have been raised approximately whether it would go ahead after Fury was charged with an anti-doping violation.

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