James Braddock(Crowe) makes a comeback after losing everything in the stock market. In the fight for the title against Max Baer who had killed 2 other men in previous fights, Braddock goes 15 rounds and is declared the point winner.
Deliberate mistake: To make Jim Braddock look more heroic, Max Baer is portrayed as being very mean and hateful. In fact, the real Max Baer was an extremely pleasant man who was devastated when Frankie Campbell died after fighting him. Many boxing historians and sportswriters have complained about this inaccurate depiction of Baer.wizard_of_gore