Entertainment Amy Schumer in talks for hard-hitting film about female boxing champ

11:10  17 april  2018
11:10  17 april  2018 Source:   Cover Media

Tony Bellew claims boxing has a drug problem - but authorities won't clamp down until there's a 'murder'

  Tony Bellew claims boxing has a drug problem - but authorities won't clamp down until there's a 'murder' Bellew's blast comes after Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was handed a lenient six-month ban for his two failed tests will not deter the cheats.The former WBC cruiserweight champ claims drugs-taking is rife in boxing and that the sanctioning bodies will only confront the problem when there is a fatality. © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Action Images via Reuters “If Canelo has genuinely taken drugs then ban him, but it genuinely won’t change until - and I’m sorry to say it - until someone dies at the hands of someone on steroids, because then it’s premeditated murder,” said Bellew.

Sign up for The Nation Daily and get our hard - hitting journalism in your inbox every weekday. I talked about Amy Schumer ’s comedy and its presentation of gender and race with writers and Gabe: Amy is the pursuer; she has the power. We now get to see a female character objectify men.

Read about the life and work of comedian, Amy Schumer , star of the hit show, 'Inside Amy Schumer ,' and the 2015 film , 'Trainwreck.' Getting hit in boxing really made me feel stronger as a stand-up, because it’s like having your worst fears happen to you.

Amy Schumer holding a sign posing for the camera © Provided by Cover Media Newlywed Amy Schumer is in talks to portray real-life boxer Christy Martin in a hard-hitting new biopic.

The star has made a name for herself as a comedy actress in films like Trainwreck, Snatched, and I Feel Pretty, which opens in America this week (20Apr18), but she's keen to get a little dramatic to star in Katherine Fugate's true story about the fighter, who had to battle men to gain respect, according to Deadline.

Dakota Stone v Christy Martin © Getty Dakota Stone v Christy Martin Martin, aka Christy Salters, grew up in West Virginia and earned the boxing nickname The Coalminer’s Daughter after her early successes in the ring. But as she started beating men, some purists tried to keep her down and one trainer ordered a boxer to break her ribs in a fight in an effort to change her mind about the sport - but the gritty woman never gave up.

Murray tames wind to lead Texas Open as Garcia struggles

  Murray tames wind to lead Texas Open as Garcia struggles Conditions were less than ideal in San Antonio but Grayson Murray tamed the wind as he carded a five-under-par 67 on Thursday. Murray – who claimed his maiden PGA Tour title via the 2017 Barbasol Championship – holed seven birdies, with a double-bogey at the par-three seventh the only blemish on the American's opening round."The wind bothers me when I'm hitting it like I did last week, when I'm not compressing the ball. That's just the bottom line," Murray said.

Emily Nussbaum reviews “Inside Amy Schumer .” It would be easy to put her in a category with female comedians who talk dirty: the brilliant Sarah Silverman; that defiantly dead-souled Even better, just as she hits the mainstream, Schumer is increasing the number of her targets.

This week’s Inside Amy Schumer features a hard - hitting sketch about just how easy it is to get a gun in America. After a man opened fire in a theater that was showing her film Trainwreck, the comedian appeared alongside her second cousin, Sen.

Ironically, she went on to marry Jim Martin, the trainer who ordered the beatdown, and then became the first woman to sign with revered boxing promoter Don King, who signed her to a series of pay-per-view fights.

Boxer Christy Martin © Getty Boxer Christy Martin Martin was the champion until Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila arrived on the scene and beat her in 2003.

Her private life was just as punchy as her career - she fell in love with another woman and left Martin, who shot and stabbed her and left her for dead in a brutal and jealous rage.

Amy Schumer © Getty Amy Schumer She recovered from her injuries, changed her name to Salters and testified against her husband, helping to put him behind bars.

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