From boxing ring to Silver Screen

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I made it to the silver screen where Rocky’s still what the theme is, Eminem (Kings Never Die)

Combat sports have been always a significant part of the filmmaking. The genre of action certainly presumes fights featured on the silver screen.

There is no need to even dig deep. Such iconic picture as Kickboxer with JCVD and Rocky series with Sylvester Stallone, just to name a couple, speak for it all. In addition, when it comes to action – there is a drama.

As a result, the viewer receives a Sports, Action-Drama. One of my all time favorite is Southpaw (with Jake Gyllenhaal), which makes you cry.

Furthermore, it is also the other way around. The Big Screen production helps popularizing combat sports.

As for characters, there is a handful of famous fighters appearing on the silver screen. The former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz took part in The Expendables 3 and Southpaw. The first woman to be inducted in UFC Hall of Fame, Ronda Rousey was also in The Expendables 3, as well as in Furious 7 and Entourage. Topping up the bill, the one and only Mike Tyson has taken roles in movies and television, including The Hangover.

In 2011 I have blogged about the Big Sport and What After topic, which talks some of my fellow-fighters representing kickboxing and the “Art of Eight Limbs”, including Farid Khider, Jerome Le Banner, John Wayne Parr, among others. Thereto a year earlier Muay Thai star Buakaw Banchamek co-starred in the martial arts movie Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya.

As a bonus, if you are a looking for a knockout power of positive energy, check out this post featuring Caity Lotz who stars in the Legends of Tomorrow (and Green Arrow) TV series on small screen.

No disrespect, harm or damage has been made while filming the featured video.

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