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Movie review: 'Southpaw' familiar, but Gyllenhall is a champ

Anyone who has ever seen a glimpse of a sports movie can suss out where the boxing drama "Southpaw" is headed well before the final bell. Boy grabs brass ring, boy loses brass ring, boy tears soul and sinew trying to get it back. But that doesn't matter. In the latest deep dive into the testosterone-drenched world of director Antoine Fuqua ("The Equalizer," "Training Day") and writer Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy," "The Shield"), it's not as much about the what but the how. "Southpaw" doesn't try to reinvent the boxing-movie game in fact, it pretty much indulges every cliche but it's the intense central...