I soon discovered that my feelings towards Chambers actually fuelled my enjoyment as the film continues and Snipes character 'Monroe' comes into play. The tense build up between the two up to the obvious finale does get you going. Lets not get over excited here this is your typical 'Rocky-ish' story with all the usual characters, dialog and scenes, not original but a good beat em up when the fists fly.
The final fight is well done and you do feel the blows as Snipes and Rhames match up and sweat over each other, I'm pretty sure Rhames would win in a real fight though as he looks pretty darn solid.
A great flick, though it does pussyfoot around a bit as far as getting the two into the ring, distracting us with various complications to keep the 'tension' high.
Both were professional boxer's, one was the Heavyweight Champion of the World (Ving Rhames).
In the end a man wrongly convicted and imprisioned for murder (Wesley Snipes), defeats the Heavyweight Champion of the World (Ving Rhames) in a crowded prision full of boxing on-looker's, the mob and other vegas showboater's.
The Heavyweight Champion of the World (Ving Rhames), takes a beating from a man he had little to no respect for.
Great Fight Sceen's...............