Wall Street Guys Suffer a Rain of F-Bombs and Abuse to Learn Boxing

More

"Motherf---ers beat you up as a kid and they still do today. You're a grown-ass man! I bet somebody gave you a wedgie on your way here!" Eric Kelly chides a client at the Church Street Gym in New York. The former boxing champion and trainer serves up lessons with scathing, and hilarious, criticism of his wealthy trainees. From this short documentary, one gets the sense that it's all part of his charm. Shot by Justin Chabot and edited by Nikolai Johnson for Animal New York, the film is definitely one-sided; we never hear from the clients or learn why they put up with his constant abuse. The title of the short says it all: Weak Men Pay This Boxing Coach to Tell Them They Are Terrible. One commenter named Adam comes to Kelly's rescue on the Animal New York website, however:

I worked out at this gym for years. This guy is probably the nicest, funniest employee at Church Street. Always joking, having a good time. Yeah he talks some shit. It's boxing; you should go there expecting that, wanting that.

For more videos from Animal New York, visit http://www.animalnewyork.com/.

Thanks to Randolph Manderstam for the video.

Jump to comments

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

A Technicolor Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In