Billy “The Great” Hope is an undefeated expert boxer living in New York City with his better half Maureen and their little girl Leila. Amid a match in which he guards his World Light Heavyweight title, Billy manages an eye harm and is persuaded by Maureen to resign while he’s on top. After the match, at a question and answer session, an exceptional boxer, Miguel “Enchantment” Escobar insults Billy and tries to inspire Billy to battle him. At a philanthropy occasion for the halfway house where he and his significant other both grew up, Escobar is in participation, and as Billy is leaving, Escobar debilitates he’ll remove Maureen from him and his title, keeping in mind Maureen advises Billy to release it and run home with her, Billy’s outrage bamboozles him, prompting to a fight in which Maureen is inadvertently shot and executed by Miguel’s sibling Hector, who escapes.
Billy starts mishandling liquor and medications while fanatically looking for Hector. He in the long run gets a tip of Hector’s whereabouts yet just discovers Hector’s medication dependent spouse Maria, and leaves in the wake of learning Hector is a father. In the wake of assaulting an official out of dissatisfaction in the wake of losing a battle, Billy is suspended and left obliged, prompting to his home and assets being repossessed. He keeps on spiraling wild and about bites the dust in the wake of slamming his auto while driving inebriated, which likewise makes him lose guardianship of Leila, who is put under care of Child Protective Services officer Angela Rivera. The episode drives Billy to calm down, however Leila cuts ties with him, censuring him for their pickle.
At the command of companions, Billy lands a position as a cleaner at an exercise center possessed via prepared boxer Titus “Tick” Wills, and in the long run persuades Tick to wind up distinctly his mentor. Billy’s previous supervisor, Jordan Mains, who is at present overseeing Miguel, orchestrates a battle between the two that could return Billy in the spotlight. Tick is hesitant to prepare Billy, dreadful he may be blinded by his quarrel against Miguel, however is inspired to do as such when another of his understudies, Hoppy, is murdered by his damaging father while endeavoring to protect his mom.
Seeing Billy’s diligent work in the wake of securing an occupation and keeping it, and his capacity to show duties of a father, the judge evacuates his appearance limitations and salutes him for his great work. Billy then takes Leila to his loft where they eat together and Leila inquires as to whether she can go to the battle. Billy, hesitant to release his little girl to the battle on the grounds that Maureen never needed to open their little girl to the viciousness in boxing, says he is uncertain in light of the fact that Maureen used to settle on every one of the choices for him. Leila inquires as to whether they can go visit Maureen’s grave, where Leila persuades Billy to release her to the battle to have somebody close by. Billy tells Leila that there will be individuals at the battle saying some brutal things, so Leila makes a consent to go to the battle yet remain just in the locker stay with Angela, watching the battle through shut circuit TV in the locker room.
As the match starts, Miguel has the high ground against Billy, at the same time, with Tick’s recommendation, Billy has the opportunity to turn the tables in the last round by utilizing the Philly shell protection and countering all the more forcefully with his left. As the round achieves its last moment, Billy rotates hard and, albeit battling from a conventional position, conveys an intense left uppercut which sends the champion down to the ground. Miguel figures out how to get up before the check is over and is spared by the chime. Billy is proclaimed the victor by a split-choice and reunites with Leila in the locker room, where she excuses his past oversights and they grasp.