The Fighter, is a street drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely to illuminate the title of world’s middle class. His Rocky-like rise-lead by half-brother Dicky, a boxer who turned-coach on the verge of becoming KO’d by drugs and crime.
Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is a middle-class boxer Irish-American from a working class family in Lowell, Massachusetts. Managed by her mother, Alice Ward (Melissa Leo), and trained by his brother-half, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale), Mickey does not have a very successful career: He became a “stepping stone” for another boxer to beat on their way up. complicated things, Dicky, a boxer who knocked former top success Sugar Ray Leonard down in the match HBO television, has fallen apart since the beginning of success, became addicted to crack cocaine. He is now being filmed for an HBO documentary he believed to be about the “comeback” her.
On the night of the fight undercard in Atlantic City, Micky scheduled opponent was sick, and instead found that 18 pounds heavier than Micky. Despite reservations Micky, his mother and brother agree to the terms so that they all can get the wallet. Micky was soundly defeated by fighters much heavier in clearly do not match. Frustrated with his career and embarrassed by his defeat, Micky tries to retreat from the world and form a relationship with Charlene Fleming (Amy Adams), a former college athlete who dropped out and became a bartender.
After several weeks, another set Alice struggling to Micky, who, concerned about the change the same as before, showed serious doubts. Mother and seven sisters Charlene blame because of lack of motivation. Micky said that he accepted the offer to be paid to train in Las Vegas, but Dick said he would match the offer so he can continue training and working with families. Dick then try to get money by asking his girlfriend as a prostitute and then, after he took the client, imitating a police car to steal clients. This was quickly thwarted by the actual police and Dick was arrested after a chase and fight with them. Micky intervened to try to stop the police beating of his brother, but a cop break his hand before his arrest. At the trial, Micky released but Dick was sent to prison. Finally fed up, Micky wash his hands of Dick.