Many know the name James Braddock from the 2005 film Cinderella Man which starred Russell Crowe. Braddock was a former heavyweight boxer who defied the odds by defeating Max Baer to become champion of the world. He overcame injuries, poverty, and daunting odds in one of the greatest upsets in the history of the sport. If there was ever an example of perseverance in the face of hardship, Braddock’s story would be at the top of the list.
The video below includes a full length documentary that is dedicated to Braddock’s amazing comeback. It is well worth a look whether you are familiar with his story or not.
“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” ― Vince Lombardi