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‘Assault In The Ring’ wins Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary

We've written about this film several times. This week, it was honored with a Sports Emmy for outstanding documentary. "Assault In The Ring," from HBO Sports and Live Star Entertainment, revisits the infamous 1983 Billy Collins Jr.-Luis Resto boxing scandal and follows up on the lives of all involved.

The executive producers are Rick Bernstein, Eric Drath, Ross Greenburg and Barry Murphy.

The film topped other nominees -- “The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek” (ESPN), “The Lost Son Of Havana” (ESPN Deportes), “The Williams” (HBO Sports) and “Without Bias” (ESPN).

HBO collected eight other Sports Emmy awards, including  four more for its boxing coverage. Here's the HBO haul:

 OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

            24/7 MAYWEATHER/MARQUEZ

 OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES/ANTHOLOGY

            HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE CINCINNATI BENGALS

 OUTSTANDING EDITING

            24/7 MAYWEATHER/MARQUEZ

 OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

            24/7 PACQUIAO/COTTO

 OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND

            HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE CINCINNATI BENGALS

 THE DICK SCHAAP WRITING AWARD

            24/7 PACQUIAO/HATTON (congrats to Aaron Cohen)

 OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS

                TED WILLIAMS

 OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT – EPISODIC

            24/7 JIMMIE JOHNSON: RACE TO DAYTONA

 

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