With the much-anticipated Creed II on the not-too-distant horizon, this month at Ready Steady Cut is Fight Month. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be getting in the mood by running a bunch of features, reviews, podcast episodes and polls, all about the noble art of face-punching. You can find links to all that stuff below, and it’ll be continuously updated all throughout November – including a review of Creed II itself when the time comes. Do join us for a round or two.
To kick things off, here’s Andrew’s excellent feature “The Politics of Pugilism“, in which he looks at how the Rocky movies have consistently reflected their eras and various social trends.
Darren checked out the new-ish boxing-based comeback story, Glass Jaw, and he didn’t like it very much. As an antidote, Andy reviewed the all-time Scorsese classic Raging Bull, and he liked it very much indeed.
Jonathon checked out a new release in the form of Tiger, the real-life account of practising Sikh boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra. Meanwhile, Tyler published a ranking of every film in the Rocky franchise, while Jonathon and Oli devoted an entire podcast episode to the same topic. You can have your say too by voting in the weekly poll, which should settle the matter once and for all.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.