In 1980, boxer Johnny Owen traveled from the small mining town of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, to Los Angeles to challenge Lupe Pintor for the world bantamweight championship. Forty men from the town accompanied Owen to watch the fight at ringside. Fighting Words focuses on sisters Peg and Nia, and their landlady Mrs. Davies. It is the story of the women who watched the fight on television back in Wales.
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