Maravilla, Un Luchador

Directed by Juan Pablo Cadaveira

There are athletes with a career that not only manages to bring them to the top of their field, but has the ability to reveal the complexities of the world of sports. A perfect example is the boxer Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez, who, despite being one of the rampaging fighters in his class, had to give up his championship title and leave it in the hands of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., son of the Mexican boxing legend. How a true champion gets his crown, his honor back? How to defend their dignity against corruption of sport's mercantilism?

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  • ★★★★½ review by AvenueDave on Letterboxd

    Movie #345

    My 2 Cents: I haven't followed boxing closely in years, so when I came across this movie on Netflix I couldn't tell if it was a documentary or not. Thankfully, it is. It made it that much better. Great insight into the politics (corruption) of boxing. Great story. Great production. 4.5/5

    IMDB: 7.6/10

    Rotten Tomatoes: --% (Critics)

    Rotten Tomatoes: 100% (Audience)

  • ★★★½ review by NinjaDomoEsq on Letterboxd

    A very good boxing documentary that shows all of the politics behind boxing and one very talented boxer's struggles to overcome them. Very interesting, especially if you are in the mood for something about boxing. Biggest problem with it is that it doesn't really have an ending.

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