Director Alan Swyer talks about “El Boxeo” and the process behind it
Aug 26 2014 1:25 AM
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Writer, director and producer Alan Swyer talks about the documentary “El Boxeo”

El Boxeo tells the dramatic and timely story of the emergence and dominance of Latinos in what was once considered the traditional all-white sport of boxing.

The film illustrates the evolution of the sport as Latino fighters exploded onto the scene. And, reveals how these immigrant pugilists redefined the world of boxing and established the west coast as the new mecca in the sport.

El Boxeo is as much a film about Latinos in boxing as it is about the immigrant stories that reshaped the sport.

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Radam G says:

Seeing this docuflick should at the top of ever boxing aficionadoM's list. Holla!

The Commish says:

Mr. Swyer was a guest on my show earlier this Summer, the weekend of the documentary's release. I was fortunate enough to have seen it. I can only echo the words of Radam in the post above: “Seeing this docuflick should (be) at the top of ever(y) boxing aficionado's list.”

It is well-researched and thoroughly captivating.

I just may watch it again later today.

-Randy G.