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Jimmy O'Pharrow

At 82, Jimmy is one of New York's legendary gym managers and boxing trainers. He opened the Starrett City Boxing Club in the Spring Creek Housing Community in East New York in 1978. For the last 30 years the gym has produced dozens of Golden Glove Champions, and some of the biggest names in professional and amateur boxing: Shannon Briggs, Monte Barrett, Louis Collazzo, Curtis Stevens, Joe Greene and Danny Jacobs. But of the thousands of young men and women who have come through the gym, Jimmy's relationship with Dmitriy has been one of the closest and most unique. When Dmitriy's mother was dying of cancer, she asked Jimmy to look after her son for her. Despite Jimmy's age, and the addition of new head trainers, Jimmy still looks after Dmitriy, works the corner at his fights, and continues to run the Starrett City gym.

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Orthodox Stance

$24.95 | 82 minutes

(2007)
Starring as Himself

A NY TIMES Critic's Pick! For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing&hellip…

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Orthodox Stance - ON DEMAND

$3.99 | 82 minutes

(2007)

A NY TIMES Critic's Pick! For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing&hellip…

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Orthodox Stance - DOWNLOAD

$11.99 | 82 minutes

(2007)

A NY TIMES Critic's Pick! For the last 60 years, the term "Jewish boxer" has been an oxymoron. But Dmitriy Salita, a 25 year-old Russian immigrant is making history as a top professional boxer and a rigorously observant Jew. While providing&hellip…

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