"Assault In The Ring," the critically acclaimed HBO Sports documentary from Live Star Entertainment, which revisits the infamous 1983 Billy Collins Jr.-Luis Resto boxing scandal, won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Documentary last night (April 26) at the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City.
The film, which was written, directed and produced by Live Star’s Eric Drath, premiered on HBO in August 2009, and took home top honors over fellow nominees, “The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek” (ESPN), “The Lost Son Of Havana” (ESPN Deportes), “Ted Williams” (HBO Sports) and “Without Bias” (ESPN).
“ASSAULT IN THE RING”
Rick Bernstein, Eric Drath, Ross Greenburg, Barry Murphy
Executive in Charge of Production:
Kenneth Clausen, Holly Peterman
Aaron Cohen, Tripp Dixon, James Fideler, Brian Hartough, Zachary Heinzerling, Bill McCullough, Brian Murphy, Abby Oakes
Presented by the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the Sports Emmy Awards includes 32 categories, with this year’s event held at the prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center located in the Time Warner Center in NYC.