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ASSAULT IN THE RING debuts
Saturday night, August 1st on HBO

On June 16, 1983, undefeated prizefighter Billy Collins Jr. set out to fulfill every boxer’s dream of fighting in the world’s most famous arena – Madison Square Garden.  Collins’ opponent, Luis Resto of the Bronx, moving up from welterweight, had his own dream of rising to the occasion in front of hometown fans.  But what began as a match that Collins was favored to win became a boxing scandal considered one of the sport’s darkest hours.  ASSAULT IN THE RING explores the events that changed the lives of two athletes and profoundly impacted the New York sports landscape and the world of boxing.  It examines new evidence about this boxing match turned 30-minute assault, and reveals much more about the pre-fight activities of Luis Resto, his trainer Panama Lewis and the athletic commission representatives.  HBO Sports presents ASSAULT IN THE RING on Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on HBO.  For more information go to www.hbo.com/events/assaultinthering.