Ringside directed by Andre Hörmann
Ringside directed by Andre Hörmann

Showtime released the official trailer for the award-winning documentary Ringside, which premieres on the cable network on Friday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Filmed over the course of nine years by award-winning director Andre Hörmann, Ringside chronicles the dramatic upbringing of two boxing prodigies and follows the divergent paths they take as they navigate life’s uncertainties on the South Side of Chicago.

Winner of the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago International Film Festival, Ringside examines the lives of Kenneth Sims Jr., Destyne Butler Jr., and their fathers who train them as they embark on a journey to make the U.S. Olympic(R) Boxing Team in 2009, and stays with them for the following nine years. Throughout that time, their choices and circumstances change, leading one of them toward a promising boxing career, and the other one through the prison system.

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