The producers of the current hit movie “The Hurricane” have been socked with a libel suit by a retired boxer from Cherry Hill, N.J., who claims the movie falsely portrays his December 1964 bout with Rubin “Hurricane” Carter as a fixed fight in which racist judges decided against Carter because he is black.
In the suit, Carmine O. Tilelli, 69, — a former middleweight world champion who is more popularly known by his ring name Joey Giardello — claims that experts agree he deserved to win the fight but that the film falsely portrays him “as a hapless fighter who benefits from a racially motivated or fixed scoring system.”
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