Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson was on his maiden visit to India.

The former champion was accompanied by Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s personal bodyguard Shera. He received a warm and desi welcome by his fans who gathered at the Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport.

Mike Tyson arrived in India to inaugurate the Kumite 1 League at the National Sports Club in India at Worli.

“I think the poorer you are, the better boxer you are. The most successful fighters have come from slums. All the fighters who come from the slums are successful. All the current top fighters are from the slums,” said Tyson.

With the statement made by Tyson, let’s take look at some of the Bollywood movies who have shown how our Indian boxing and wrestling champions despite lives full of struggle, did not stop and went onto achieve their goals.

Dangal


This film is 2016 bollywood movie which is based on Phogat family. Telling the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become India’s world class female wrestlers.

Mary Kom


A 2014 Indian sports film is based on Mary Kom’s journey of becoming a boxer to her victory at the 2008 world Boxing Championships in Ningbo.

Sultan


This movie came in the same year before Aamir Khan’s Dangal released. This film focuses on Sultan Ali, a wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career rifts his personal life.

Mukkabaaz


This movie is based on Shravan Kumar as an aspiring boxer who struggles to work for a local politician and head of State Boxing Federation.

Saala Khadoos


The film features R. Madhavan in the leading role as a boxing coach, with newcomer Ritika Singh as an aspiring boxer.  

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