What other boxing to watch this week
Muhammad and Larry tells the sad tale of Ali’s quest to win the world heavyweight title for the fourth time against his former sparring partner. The concerns about Ali’s health, even before the fight, are evident in this film.
Remind yourself of the excellent but curtailed Boxing Matters series, headed by Alex Steedman, with replays on the channel.
German flick, A Heavy Heart (2012), tells the story of a retired East German boxing champion who is reduced to working as a bouncer and debt collector in retirement before a fatal disease triggers some serious self-reflection. Not exactly laugh a minute but enjoyable enough.
Team Loma is a 40-minute 2018 documentary that goes behind the scenes with the supreme Vasyl Lomachenko when he’s at training camp.