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Mary J. Blige is one of the few music stars who was filmed for Champs, a documentary exploring the stories of boxing champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins.
In a scene deleted from the original movie, but available now, Mary breaks down how boxing translates in her own life. “Boxing films resonates with people because it shows them the human side of life,” she says. “My life as a child I learned to how to not fight every fight physically, but fight every fight mentally.” She adds, “When I learned how to love myself, I started winning every fight.”
The inspirational film, which stars 50 Cent, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, is available on DVD now.
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