Ring of Passion is a 1978 TV movie about the epic rivalry between two
athletes, representing very different worlds. One is Joe Louis (Bernie
Casey), an African-American boxer who has high hopes of winning the 1936
European championship. The other is Max Schmeling (Stephen Macht), a
German who has the backing of the Nazi government. When Schmeling
manages to beat Louis, Louis knows that he must inspire the whole world
by taking his revenge in the boxing ring.