"The Fighter" starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale has been getting great reviews and comes out tonight nationwide. This film seems as if it might become one of the greatest boxing flicks of all time. Wahlberg plays "Irish" Micky Ward with Bale playing the brother who, once a proud fighter, is now on drugs and near his demise.
We don't know quite where this film will rank in terms of best boxing movies quite yet. Could it beat out John Wayne's performance in "The Quiet Man" and is it better than any Rocky film?
We won't know for a while. But what are the greatest boxing films to date? It would be hard to rank such great movies; there have been tons. With the debate just starting, here is a look at the top ten.