Now, the remarkable, albeit short career of Hafey is being serialised in a remarkable new documentary entitled Toy Tiger. The double DVD collection edition has been expertly put together and directed by Brad Little and features more than five hours of some of Hafey’s biggest fights, behind the scenes sparring sessions with Bobby Chacon and exclusive interviews with some of the fighters he came face to face with inside the ring.
Hafey’s success as a fighter was all the more remarkable because all through his 53-8-4-(36), career he suffered from Thomsens disease, a milder form of Myotonia congenital, a constant stiffness of the muscles. The disease effects 1 in 100,000 people. Art often complained he suffered a stiffness in his arms and legs immediately prior to fights but was not diagnosed with the disease until after his career was over.
If you are still looking for that special Christmas gift for a boxing mad friend or family member there is no better gift than Toy Tiger
The three hours of fight footage alone is incredible and features some of the greatest featherweights of all time including Bobby Chacon, Ruben Olivares and Danny Lopez.
For information on how to order Toy Tiger, a bio of Art Hafey and much more go to toytigermovie.com