Rated Greg’s All Time Favorite Theatrical Boxing Matches – Ranked
- Rocky Balboa vs Apollo Creed rematch (Rocky II)*
- Adonis Creed vs Leo ‘The Lion’ Sporino (Creed)
- Adonis Creed vs ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlon (Creed)
- Jim Braddock vs Max Baer (Cinderella Man)
- Rocky Balboa vs Clubber Lang (Rocky III)
*Rocky II is pretty unwatchable for the most part but the fight at the end is the best of the series.
I LOVE boxing movies. Nothing in film brings me more joy than a good boxing montage followed by a knockdown drag out, epic fight. In real life I could give a shit, but no sport translates better to film (Ironically my favorite sport, basketball, translates the worst. I think it’s the 8-foot rims). In fact, with the exception of Teen Wolf Too, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad boxing movie. This statement includes Bleed For This, a 2016 entry to the genre starring Miles Teller as the pride of Providence Vinny Pazienza. It’s ok. Teller does a good job as the cocky Pazmanian Devil, but the story drags a little in the middle and the fight scenes aren’t on the level of the fights mentioned above. Tier 5