Trivia: Madonna's music plays throughout the movie, due to the her marriage to Guy Ritchie, the movie's director perhaps?
Trivia: Brad Pitt almost turned down the role of Mickey O'Neil in this movie as director Guy Ritchie informed him that he would be playing a boxer, and feared being typecast as he had already played the same role in Fight Club (1999). Pitt took up the role anyway, as he desperately wanted to work with Ritchie.
Trivia: Due to the modest budget, the production team could not afford enough extras for the boxing sequences. Therefore, the crew would shift the same people from one shot to the next to make it seem it was like a crowded hall.