“Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished.

Since 1931 the Notre Dame Boxing Team has fought to raise money for Bangladesh. This is the story of transforming that cause into a relationship.


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Winner of over 20 international film festival honors including Best Documentary at the Monaco Film Festival, Strong Bodies Fight captures the unique story of Notre Dame's "Bengal Bouts" boxing tournament, covered annually by ESPN and raising over $100K a year for the Congregation of the Holy Cross in Bangladesh.

Featuring renowned ESPN boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, priceless archive footage, and breathtaking cinematography by John Klein and William Donaruma, Strong Bodies Fight delves into the many dimensions of both the sweet science as well as what it means to fight for something bigger than yourself.


 Directed & Produced by

William Donaruma


Mark R. Weber


 Executive produced BY

Tom Suddes

Cinematography by

John Klein


With support from

The Notre Dame Boxing Community and the Congregation of the Holy Cross