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Why Philly?

Nanette Thylan

"PHILLY BOXING" It's been called boxing's version of the designer label, a brand so universally accepted that the film "Rocky" could only have been based there. In revealing the unique human stories on which the community and brand are built, "Why Philly?" explores the phenomenon, its legacy and future inside and beyond the ring."

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“WHY PHILLY?” will take its viewer deep into the dynamic community that has grown around PHILLY BOXING. The connection between past, present and future is vital and celebrated. Its legends remain active and involved. Everyone, from street kid to promoter, from fan to boxer, cut-man, trainer, and youth-activist has a role and does his/her part.

Our primary goal is to investigate and document all that PHILLY BOXING is and strives to be for its atheletes, support staff, community and city; and to construct a narrative, set against that backdrop and that of a brutal yet beautiful sport, through the compelling personal stories of struggle, determination, failures and successes of its active participants and legends. We are also committed to providing educators, youth-activists and organizers with a useful tool in offering a positive alternative to street violence, gangs and other criminal behavior.