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Assault in the ring

“ASSAULT IN THE RING” chronicles the life of boxer Luis Resto 24 years after the scandal that changed his life forever. Resto fulfilled a boxer’s dream in 1983 when he was able to conquer the previously undefeated Billy Collins Jr. in front of a capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden. But Resto’s post-fight victory celebration proved fleeting, amongst allegations that padding had previously been removed from his gloves. The Resto-Collins scandal vilified Resto’s reputation and ultimately sent the badly-beaten Collins to a tragic end. The film examines new evidence about this boxing match turned 30-minute assault, and reveals much more about the pre-fight...