Streams

On Set With Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield

Saturday, April 19, 2014

WNYC

From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, Champs is an insightful and provocative documentary charting the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins, as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Hear them live at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor.

Hear a conversation with former boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, and boxing promoter Lou DiBella about life, rivalry and conflict both inside and out of the ring.

The following podcast contains adult language and content.

Tags:

More in:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.

Sponsored

About Tribeca Film Festival Live

WNYC is partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row to bring exclusive recordings of panels, discussions and interviews straight to your podcast feed. Hear conversations about the festival’s selected films, as well as the entertainment industry at large, with such luminary voices as George Lucas, Courtney Love, and Christopher Nolan. Find the full selection of talks here, along with 2014’s panels, and subscribe to the podcast to hear them all.

Supported by