Fighting prejudice with your fists.
Barbara "Mighty Atom of the Ring" Buttrick was called an "insult to womanhood" when she became one of world's first professional female boxers. The fearless 87 year old reflects on her groundbreaking career.
It's no wonder Sergey Kovalev's nickname is "Krusher". Of his 30 victories, 26 have ended in knockouts. The Russian's journey to success hasn't been all highs, however.
Sonny Liston went from boxing champion and national anti-hero to a Las Vegas thug who drove around in a pink Cadillac and sold drugs. When his body was discovered by police, it was ruled an accidental death, though most believe it was anything but.
“My mum didn’t know how to react to my new diet," says Glasgow-based Farah Jamil, currently training for the Commonwealth Games. "She thought I was eating rabbit food when I had a salad over saalan."
Fra bjørnen der blev slået til ridder af Dronning Victoria, til da inspirationen bag Rocky tabte til en gråbjørn.
In this excerpt from 'The Islamist Boxer,' VICE News joins Anthony Small on one of his street preaching sessions on the streets of London to see how the public reacts to his ideology.