The mythos of legendary boxers such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Robinson have all been well documented in films and books. But there’s one ring-king, that til now, who’s own story of huge heights and tragic descent is still unknown to a majority of people everywhere.
Premiered recently at Evo2k11, Balrog: Behind the Glory is a fascinating documentary about the once former three-time boxing champ by the talented filmmakers at Chubby Boy Films. The short film does a wonderful job in accounting Balrog’s (formally known as Mike Bison) storied past — his upbringing, his rise to success, and then his eventual involvement with the criminal organization Shadaloo.
For only being a tick or two around 12 minutes, Balrog: Behind the Glory is wonderfully presented and for any Street Fighter or boxing enthusiast, it’s a must see movie (and one that will then leave you marveling at how close-to-real to an actual sports doc, the likes you could see on ESPN, this drat awesome video is. Seriously, it is so cool!)
Keeping with-in the world of the world warrior, and actually all things fighting games to be frank, the cast for Street Fighter X Tekken expands to a whopping 21 fighters, with recently Steve & Yoshimitsu from Tekken and Dhalsim & Poison from Street Fighter. And don’t forget to update your PlayStation 3 firmware to v3.70 — the update should be live now.