Have you ever wondered why the films about boxers are always popular? Many memorable films come to mind. You might find the list at IMDb interesting.
The boxer who takes many blows but still stands is a symbol of human struggle. The message of resilience resonates deeply with us. The stories of redemption inspire us.
The boxer suffers many defeats. We suffer many defeats against ruthless competitors. We go through failures and humiliations in life. The boxer takes many blows to his head. We take many blows to our ego.
When we are suffering, unemployed, ill or depressed it is easy to be angry. The boxer expresses our anger but at the same time inspires us to endure the hard times with dignity.