February 21, 2004 |
A 57-year-old grandmother of two the subject of a movie about boxing? Sounds rather lightweight, maybe, until you figure this in: Jackie Kallen was the manager of four world champion boxers. Jackie Kallen, a.k.a. "The First Lady of Boxing," has guided the careers of renowned ringmeisters such as Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns and James "Lights Out" Toney. Now her own life and craft for 25 years, or a version thereof, take center ring in "Against the Ropes," starring Meg Ryan, which opened Friday.