TV One’s original movie, Ringside, airs Sunday, September 4th. The film, directed by Russ Parr, follows the road leading up to the biggest fight of the year between Spencer “Timber” Collier (played by Allen Maldonado) and Jaxon Holley (played by Tyler Lepley) as Jaxon tries to navigate a difficult personal life that includes caring for his troubled sister and brother. Check out the official description of the film below:
The biggest fight in boxing history will take place May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spencer “Timber” Collier (Allen Maldonado) defends his title against the undefeated Jaxon Hollie (Tyler Lepley). “Boxing 365,” the popular documentary series, chronicles the events leading up to the big fight. Jaxon, a college educated boxer, deals with the issue of being his brother (Jackie Long) and his sister’s keeper.
Jaxon’s record label is in the red due in part that his only artist is his very untalented little brother, TC (Tequan Richmond). In addition to the backstabbing seedy world of the boxing and recording business, Jaxon’s babysister, Selita (Sevyn Streeter), a young, naive woman who gets involved with his top heartbreaking producer.
Considering all the distractions of the world of gambling, groupies and drugs, Jaxon falls in love with a freelance photographer (Raney Branch) who may not be who she claims to be. Oddsmakers don’t give Jaxon much of a chance against the much bigger steroid abuser, Spencer Collier. Jaxon Holley eventually figures out that fighting in front of millions is less stressful than all the drama that leads up to the big fight.
The film also stars Julissa Bermudez, Charlamagne Tha God and a few other notables. Check out the teaser below.
Editor’s Note: The owner’s of the site previewed the film last month and LOVED it. Tune in and let us know what you think on social media, using the hashtag #Ringside.