The 'Hands of Stone' star on how to train like a legendary boxer.
Before the cameras even started rolling on Hands of Stone (in theaters August 26), Edgar Ramirez had a lot of work to do. The Venezuelan-born actor plays Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran, so not only was he tasked to learn the quirks and mannerisms of a real person, but he also had to become a boxer. “It was my first time boxing,” Ramirez says. “Everything was new to me.” When you watch the film, especially during the boxing scenes with Usher (who plays Sugar Ray Leonard; Robert De Niro rounds out the cast as Duran's trainer), you’ll see that Ramirez’s hard work paid off. Here, the actor talks about his life-changing training process.