In the 1970's and 1980's Japanese boxing had a number of notable domestic fighters. Among those was Jackal Maruyama. Here is a short documentary about Maruyama.
We're not totally sure when it was produced, or who by, but for those want to see some behind the scenes training and learn something about the first ever Japanese national Super Featherweight champion this is worth a watch. Even if it's not the most accessible of documentaries.
For those who haven't seen Maruyama fight before we really suggest fans check him out, and his third bout against Tsutomu Itokazu is well worthy of 15 minutes of anyone's time.
One of the amazing things about boxing is just how global it is. Sure we get fighters making a name for themselves at home, but we often see fighters from one country relocating and building their careers somewhere else. One such example is that of Janibek Alimkhanuly.
Here we a small documentary on Alimkhanuly and how he begin training in Los Angeles, with some clear language barriers.
This is certainly a good insight into some things we don't typically see, though, sadly, it is a documentary where the target audience is clearly those who understand Kazakh. If you don't you will lose a lot of the details let go in this, but there is still a lot of interesting behind the scenes stuff here for those wanting to see what Alimkhanuly goes through in the gym.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.