...I saw this film several times and although it has it's flaws, this was an interesting film and is definitely worth adding to your straight to video collection. It had a short theatrical release because it truly is "the little film that could" Although, it is crippled by the same things that all low budget indy film are crippled with , like a limited budget, lesser talented actors, equipment, etc this film actually does look better and is much better directed than most all of it's counterparts out there. The director obviously made the most of what he had in order to be able to make this film out of almost nothing. That shows the mark of a true talent. James Avery's performance was great as usual and Corinne DeGroot lit up the screen with a tough and strong prescense as female boxing nemesis. I think any educated and informed consumer will enjoy this film for what it has to offer. Especially since it is not depicting black people in stereotypical roles. Expand your mind and look to be entertained and intrigued by this film and moreso by the potential of the people behind it. Kudos to Director, Melvin James. I'm looking for bigger and better thngs to come.