An over the hill boxer has been is at the end of his rope after he loses his girl and his job. Picking up some extra money by teaching classes at a local gym, he gets it in his head that he can make it to the Olympics.
Have you ever had one of those days where nothing is going right? You go to work and piss off the boss, come home and piss off your girlfriend... Well, Jerry Ferro is having one of those days. He and his best bud Oswaldo both get fired from their construction jobs after mouthing off to the boss. Jerry comes home to tell his girlfriend who instantly flips out that he has been fired AGAIN and promptly does away with him.
With nothing concrete for Jerry and Oswaldo to fall back on, Jerry starts to work for the gym that he frequents as a handy man. Also teaching some classes there on the side. After some motivation from some of his class members he decides to re-live his glory days as a world class boxer.