True story of Irishman Jimmy Braddock set in the 1930’s who peaks early with his boxing career only to find himself in the middle of the Depression seeking day labor work at the port docks. The entire nation’s families were suffering for the basic necessities of life. Jimmy became the common man’s hero of hope. Jimmy being inspired by his family’s suffering rekindles the fire in his belly and becomes the world heavy weight boxing champion against a man who had literally killed to boxers in the ring. Jimmy then retires from boxing, buys a house and heavy equipment for loading in the port docs.