A boxer from Brooklyn with a bad attitude and a fat belly gets beaten up by an old man. Seeking revenge, he returns to a boxing trainer, played by his real-life coach Paddy Carson, asking his coach to get him in shape so he can beat up the old man.
20-year-old Michael Jacobs (Ashley Chin) is about to have his first professional boxing match against the reigning champion, and his 60-year-old grandfather, Joe Jacobs (Paul Barber), cannot be there with him in his corner because he is ill in hospital.
In 2000 while in Cuba, filmmaker and amateur boxer Brin-Jonathan Butler started training at a small Havana gym under a coach named Hector. Brin soon discovered that Hector was in fact two-time Olympic gold medalist and boxing superstar Hector Vinent, who lived in Havana and hired out for private training at $6 per day.
A moment of bad luck derailed Deok-kyu's Olympic dreams and led him and his friends to jail. Jin-ho got out of jail quickly because of his rich parents, but Deok-kyu, Jae-seok, and Sang-hoon were not so lucky.