There was a movie made of this book where Jon Voight is Billy a has been fighter pouring all his hopes into the dream of a comeback. Pouring all his love into his eight year old son and ready to take the last desperate chance to buy his kid a piece of the future. Faye Dunaway was Annie. She left Billy and the kid to find fame, money and glamour. now she can give her child everything he deserves... if he can find it in his heart to forgive her. Ricky Schroeder was T.J. his father's greatest fan. A smart, scrappy, big-hearted little boy caught in a squeeze between his Mom and Dad, he knows that no matter what happens Billy was, is and always will be "the Champ"