Jaxon Holley, played by Tyler Lepley (The Haves and the Have Nots, Baggage Claim) is a fast-rising star in the tough world of professional boxing whose “street cred” and perceived worthiness to challenge his upcoming opponent – the current champion – are under fire due to his middle class upbringing and advanced education.
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As he trains for the title fight, the trash-talking, steroid-taking champ Spencer “Timber” Collier played by Allen Maldonado (Straight Outta Compton, Black-ish) does everything he can to take Jaxon off his game. The stakes are high and family drama, thirsty groupies, and a manager with a serious gambling problem are all vying for Jaxon’s attention, making it difficult for him to stay focused on the task at hand – winning the belt.
In the midst of being pushed to the limit both physically and mentally, Jaxon meets a beautiful photographer Endira (Raney Branch; The Originals, Grey’s Anatomy) who captures his heart while hiding a devastating secret.
Tequan Richmond (Ray, Everybody Hates Chris, General Hospital), Jackie Long (Real Husbands of Hollywood, ATL), popular Atlantic Records singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter, Julissa Bermudez (Meet the Browns, Empire, Girls), Charlamagne Tha God (The Guy Code; radio personality); Kwame Patterson (The Wire, Castle); and Da’Vone McDonald (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) are also part of Ringside’s talented cast.
Ringside premieres on TV One on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. ET with an immediate encore at 9 p.m. ET and an additional airing on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. ET.
Check out the trailer below.
Jay Z, Rihanna, Jake Gyllenhaal, & More Attend Roc Nation Sports' "Throne Boxing"
1. Rihanna and Jay Z laugh it up.1 of 16
2. Rihanna dances while watching the main event.2 of 16
3. Jay Z and Jake share a good laugh.3 of 16
4. Fabolous performs for the packed crowd.4 of 16
5. Rihanna and Jake Gyllenhaal have a serious moment.5 of 16
6. Rihanna gets her groove on.6 of 16
7. Jay Z cheers on the contenders.7 of 16
8. Jay Z and Jake Gyllenhaal joke around during the main event.8 of 16
9. Angie Martinez and Michael K. Williams throw up the deuces.9 of 16
10. Jay Z poses with Andre Ward and a guest.10 of 16
11. Jake Gyllenhaal has some fun with RiRi.11 of 16
12. Jay Z and Rihanna reunite!12 of 16
13. Jay Z and Jake Gyllenhaal pose it up at the Roc Nation Throne Boxing event.13 of 16
14. Rihanna, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jay Z share a precious moment.14 of 16
15. Angie Martinez posted this photo with Michael K. Williams.15 of 16
16. Fabolous posted this photo with DJ Mustard.16 of 16
(Photos: Matt Harbicht/TV One)