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Championship Training / Heart of a Champion
Championship Training / Heart of a Champion
Actors: Roy Jones Jr., Mackie Shilstone
Genres: Sports, Documentary, African American Cinema
NR     2006     1hr 52min

An intense inside look at three-time light-heavyweight champion Roy Jones, Jr.preparing for his highly anticipated rematch with Antonio Tarver. First we take you to New Orleans where fitness guru Mackie Shilstone and his S...  more »


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Actors: Roy Jones Jr., Mackie Shilstone
Genres: Sports, Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Documentary, Documentary, African American Cinema
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/07/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Jon Koncak | atlanta usa | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"wow this was a surprise, i bought this to try and get back in shape and then not only did i get in shape but i found an excellent documentary on a boxer. this is a great deal 2 movies for price of one. I am being honest i watch alot of documentaries and this is the best one on a boxer i have ever seen . u wont regret this buy."
It's about TRIANING!
Todd M. Farmer | Rockland,NY | 11/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When guys walk into the club and say they want to box they are pretty surprised when they find out they have to be in shape just to hit the bag (19 out of 20 times they usually aren't). A lot of questions/statements you get are: "I thought I was going to learn how to box?", "Boxers don't do this!", "When am I going to fight someone!" etc. If you are one of these guys get this video. THIS is what it takes to be a boxer, whether it be amatuer or pro. When you walk into a club and your wondering why the fighters are doing all these "low drag, high speed" exercises and not necessarily hitting a bag the whole time, just remember this video."
Not what you think, do not buy.
P. Scott | 03/21/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I haver never written a review before, even though I have been disappointed in the past. I am doing so now because not only was the product ad a little misleading, but so were the other reviews and I can't let them mislead anyone else. First 20 min is a promotional video of one of Roy's training cadre doing very simple exercises and giving basic advise. There are short peaks of Roy participating, so it sells the video and we are left thinking rubber band training will make you a champ. This 20 min intro must have been a favor to the trainer from Roy. (One of his gems was to stay that being hydrated is important... nice. Any other video of Roy working out will be in short bursts and in very low intensity... a minute of sparring, an exercise in a weight room, and the same eccentric old trainer mumbling things to Roy while hopping around. Perhaps the most interesting part to me was that Roy had this sort of personality in his ear regularly (though it should be known that this trainer is much sought after from athletes in all realms.. you just won't learn much from him in this video). And the last portion is as advertised, the buildup to the fight itself. The hype, Vegas promos, interviews etc. This was mildly entertaining as it was interspersed with clips of older Roy fights. We also hear a lot from his camp about how great he is and how Billy Crystal can't wait to see him win... this fight is sure to be a slaughter in Roy's favor. Then it gets to the fight, they show him and Tarver dance a little, then fade to black with words on the screen that say "in a surprise upset, Roy was knocked out in the second round". I already knew this, but it couldn't even be shown in the video? Are boxing copyrights that bad? Man it was anti-climactic. I am a huge Roy fan, but if you want to watch anything of substance with him in it, just you tube his greatest hits or workouts... this was a waste of money. At least now the rest of you all know what you will be buying."
One of the toughest men to ever get in the fight game!!
M. Cotter | Columbus, Ohio | 01/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video is an excellent documentary that shows the other side of boxing that we don't usually see, the intense training. Roy Jones Jr. is one of the toughest men on the planet and you can see why here. The man has drive, determination, and unyielding focus. Mackie Shilstone is regarded as one of the best personal fitness experts out there, and from this video, you can see why. He gets in there and does the same training that Roy Jones Jr. is doing, Shilstone leads by example. The bonus workout is good as well, very little equipment needed for an explosive workout."