To state the obvious, the history of boxing is an especially rich one. Perhaps more than any other sport, its past enriches the present. Serious enthusiasts of “The Sweet Science” devote untold hours comparing champions from different eras, debating the question of who could beat who, which boxers of today possess the skills to compete with the masters of the past. And for those with such an abiding passion for boxing, the latest creation from esteemed analyst and video auteur Lee Wylie will be especially fascinating.
In what could be regarded as a “love letter” in video form to the ancient art of pugilism, as well as a video masterpiece, Wylie takes inspiration from the extraordinary talent of one Vasyl Anatoliyovych Lomachenko to create an epic portrait – with a vast, all-star cast – of boxing at its highest level, a veritable catalogue of the endless array of tactics, maneuvers and stratagems deployed by the true experts of prizefighting, from years past to the present day. Get your popcorn and settle in, fight freaks. This is one ardent “ode” to which you will want to give your full attention. Not to mention repeated viewings. Check it out: