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About this project

Documenting the life and boxing comeback of Edgar Santana, an inspirational Puerto Rican boxing icon from Spanish Harlem, whose career was derailed in 2008.

The project portrays Santana’s redemptive story, both professionally and personally, in the wake of his arrest in connection with a drug trafficking charge.  The project also depicts the colorful personalities with which he’s aligned himself during his comeback. Through Santana’s comeback in progress, viewers get insight into New York’s boxing industry.

Santana has sought out boxing legend Leon "Cat" Taylor, who trains fighters from a gym in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Sports Illustrated recently called Taylor “the greatest fighter never known,” referring to a career that had been infamously lost during hard times on the street.

The remarkable lives of Santana and Taylor have intersected at a crucial moment, when bumpy roads become smooth enough to build momentum.

Scenes take place at the boxing gym, Santana’s barber shop in Spanish Harlem, and fight venues from the Bronx to Delaware, to, hopefully, Vegas.

Santana’s first comeback bout happened in May, 2011 in the Bronx. He looked sharp,  demolishing an unknown opponent from Detroit.  Next Edgar fights for the WBO NABO Jr. Welterweight belt bout in Dover, Delaware on August 19th. 

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    Credit, DVD, plus a personal boxing training session with Fat City Boxing in NYC. www.fatcityboxing.com

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    Film credit, DVD, plus a limited edition film poster signed by Santana (poster to be delivered upon completion of the film.)

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    Contributors film credit, DVD, limited edition film poster signed by Santana, and the private boxing training session. You’ll get to meet Santana and train alongside him.

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    You’ll be recognized as a contributor and receive all of the above, plus a pair of pro-style Everlast boxing gloves signed by Santana.

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    You’ll be recognized as a contributor and receive all of the above, plus two tickets to Santana’s WBO Intercontinental fight in Dover, Delaware on August 19th, 2011.

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    All associate producers will be issued a film poster, DVDs, the signed pro-style Everlast gloves, and the private day of boxing training, including a fun sparring session with the film producer you’d like to hit the most.

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