DANNY FORD is an up and coming boxer. He's young, he's hungry... and his trainer, SAL BIAGGI, believes he has a real shot at the title.
Sal, who was once a contender himself, has high hopes for Danny, but doesn't like the company he keeps. And with good reason; Danny's two best friends, AUSTIN DARVIS and RON JORDAN run an underground dog fighting ring. But it doesn't remain secret for long. When the police raid their warehouse, their friendship splinters as they rat each other out, yet all three wind up in jail.
Now it's several years later. Danny's out of prison, trying to put his life back together with Sal's help. But when his friends return to pressure him into restarting their old business, Danny finds it difficult to keep his distance. Something that becomes even harder when Austin's mutilated body is discovered the next morning, mauled by the very animals they exploited.