Blu-ray Review: “Born to Fight” (Steve Austin Movie)

October 14, 2011 by Daniel Bee

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A retired boxer (Steve Austin) tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller (Daniel Magder), who is being targeted by bullies. While learning to box and stand up to his tormentors the young boxer must learn to overcome his tumultuous past.


Let’s start with the plot. What came to mind immediately is how similar the story is to John Cena’s Legendary, except in this movie wrestling is switched for boxing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though and in my opinion Austin is far more watchable. The story is quite good.

Austin is in more of a supporting role here, as his character lurks in the shadows and uses his boxing background to train a new student to get in the ring and the face the school bully. Though you wouldn’t know it from the title of the movie, Born to Fight is more story focused than just rolling out fight scenes, giving a look at how Austin performs in a serious role – he does well!


Whilst the movie is quite short at 91 minutes and has a predictable feel good story to it, I’d say this a well rounded family movie that for the most part creates intrigue for the viewer throughout. Fans of Steve Austin will enjoy it, and it certainly shows another dimension to his acting abilities.

The Blu-ray video quality is great, as is the sound. There are however no extra features included on either edition which was a tad disappointing.


Born to Fight (Cert. 12) is out now in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray formats –

In the US the film has the name “Knockout”, available to order now at

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3 Comments left on this article...

  1. Brett Mix says:

    People have to realize that this isn’t the Austin of 97-2000, it’s almost the year 2012 of course a Rock movie would out-draw an Austin movie but back then, not a chance.

    Check the ratings for Nash Bridges the tv show when Austin was on that program for awhile and compare the to when he wasn’t.

    if Austin made movies in 98 they’d all make well over 50 million I’d assume.

  2. Geolink says:

    Man, Stone Cold comes out with straight-to-DVD releases left and right.

  3. Paulie says:

    Stone Cold looks like a prisoner on the front cover than a boxer.

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