Wednesday, November 5, 2014

30 for 30: No Mas

For people in the 70's, 80's and 90's, combat sports was all about boxing.  Sugar Ray Leonard, after his gold medal win in the '76 Olympics, was at the top during that time.  Leonard had two arch rivals during that time.  Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran.  The ESPN documentary, 30 for 30: No Mas, is all about the second bout with Duran.

In1980, Leonard and Duran had two epic bouts.  The first was in Montreal, Canada.  A hard fought war with a razor thin result.  Duran was named the victor.  The second bout was completely different.  Duran ended the fight on his own in the 8th round, supposedly saying 'No Mas.' 

The documentary explores what really happened leading up to both fights and why Duran decided to not continue in the second fight.  Both Duran and Leonard speak candidly.  ESPN also brings in the trainers, family of the fighters and members of the press that were present at the time.  Oh, Mike Tyson is interviewed as well.

If you are a boxing fan and were always curious on why Duran decided to stop that fight, this documentary is definitely worth the time. 

30 for 30: No Mas is currently on Netflix.