New 'Southpaw' Clip Favors Blood And Sweat Over Tears

Even 50 Cent drops by in the new clip, seemingly entertained by an increasingly bloodied Gyllenhaal.

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If you're not a fan of excessively expository trailers, then the latest clip (above) from Southpaw will surely be more your speed. The forthcoming boxing opus from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy "The Great" Hope — reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. Gyllenhaal is joined by 50 Cent, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, and Rita Ora.

With Southpaw's July 24th release swiftly approaching, the usual promotional hoopla is increasing exponentially — with a Reddit user recently making a perplexing observation on Gyllenhaal's stance as Billy "The Great" Hope. Gyllenhaal is leading with his left hand, which — as people much better at sportsing than I could ever be will quickly tell you — is somewhat confusing. Traditionally, the term 'southpaw' universally implies that the boxer in question leads with the right hand (i.e. Rocky Balboa).

At any rate, Gyllenhaal looks downright terrifying during certain portions of the clip above and I am pretty sure that terror is a big part of boxing, right? I don't know.

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