This review of Grudge Match positions the film in between the art film, Raging Bull (1980) and the populist Hollywood film, Rocky (1976), studying the real fighters on whom these films are loosely based.
Metz, Walter C. "Allegory of the Ring [A Review of Grudge Match]." The Journal of Sport History 44, No. 1 (Jan 2017): 95-96.
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