A Winner Always Knows Where He's Going. A Champion Never Forgets Where He's From.
Emmy Award winning screen and stage star John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge, Summer Of Sam) stars as a young, lightning fast Latino boxer who must navigate the path between his newfound fame, with all its seductive trappings, and his humble yet proud roots growing up on the hardscrabble, mean streets of Jackson Heights, Queens.
Surrounded by his childhood friends and an old-school trainer, Lex Vargas endures a devastating personal loss before turning professional, eventually signing with a high-profile promoter (played by Academy Award nominee Robert Forster) in order to accelerate his career and get a title shot.
The move brings Lex fame, fortune, and a new house and a sexy girlfriend-but threatens to undermine the longtime bonds and proud heritage he shares with his buddies and old neighborhood in this hard-hitting, action-packed story.