Story revolves around a young boxer, Izzy Daniels, who trains to follow in his father’s footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend, Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping
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