A documentary film about Sergio Martinez's fights in and out of the boxing ring, with a special focus on his battle to reclaim his rightful WBC middleweight title from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, will screen at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Titled Maravilla, the film is helmed by first-time director Juan Pablo Cadaveira, and is one of the 22 films to be featured in the Viewpoints section of the festival.
Here's the summary from Tribeca's site:
A true underdog story, Maravilla follows Argentinian boxer Sergio ‘Maravilla' Martinez, as he sets out to reclaim the title of Middleweight champion that was unfairly snatched from him in 2011 by Julio Chavez, Jr. Focusing on the rise of Martinez from penniless amateur to world champion and sporting celebrity, director Juan Pablo Cadaveira offers a fascinating glimpse into today's boxing landscape, revealing the politics of the sporting profession that often places entertainment value over the sport itself.
Martinez (51-2-2, 38 KO) is set to return to the ring on June 7, when he's in an HBO pay-per-view main event against Miguel Cotto.
If you have yet to see the trailer for Maravilla, ESPN has it up. And here's the official poster: