Over the course of his long and illustrious career, legendary boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward took on all comers inside the ring, from his nine title fights to his epic three-part feud with Arturo Gatti. This week, though, Ward will finally be going up against his toughest foe yet when he faces off against none other than world renowned boxing icon Rocky Balboa.
That battle won't be happening in the ring, of course, but rather in the court of public opinion, because when 'The Fighter'
-- which stars Mark Wahlberg
as Ward and Christian Bale
as his bother and mentor Dickie Eklund -- hits theaters, it will immediately join the discussion over which boxing movie is the best of all time, a debate that has been raging for decades.
When We Were Kings
On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place... Read More
The story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight... Read More
Denzel Washington is Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing... Read More
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily... Read More
On the Waterfront
Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss... Read More
Newcomer Michelle Rodriguez in an astounding performance alongside Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon and Santiago... Read More
With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American... Read More
The Quiet Man
After accidentally killing an opponent in the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) leaves America and... Read More
During the Great Depression, ex-boxer James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) works as a day laborer until... Read More
For Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), boxing is a family affair. His tough-as-nails mother is his manager.... Read More
Although working-class Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) lost his high-profile bout... Read More
After being released from a Georgia prison, smooth-talking con man Gabriel Caine (James Woods) teams... Read More
A boxer on the wane, Bill "Stoker" Thompson (Robert Ryan) is determined to stay in the game, in spite... Read More
Champ (Wallace Beery) is a down-on-his-luck boxer in Tijuana whose son, Dink (Jackie Cooper), adores... Read More