Tuesday, January 31, 2023  |


“Stifled Glory,” a mini-documentary on Paul Spadafora


Stifled Glory: The fight to fight: After a decade of trials, tribulations, personal issues, and heartbreak, unbeaten former lightweight titleholder Paul Spadafora is still fighting — this time a legal battle — to get his career on track.

The 36-year-old veteran, who hasn’t fought in nearly two years but has finally found sobriety, still believes he can be a factor in the junior welterweight or welterweight divisions. Videographer Bill Emes spoke to Spadafora and the fighter’s attorney about his struggle to get back into the ring on Saturday, Aug. 18.