Date: 14th July 2004
Eminem is rumoured to be following up his acting debut in 8 Mile with a starring role in a boxing movie.
He's said to be playing the part of undefeated 22-year-old Ukranian-born Jewish boxing phenomenon Dmitry Salita.
The rapper has reportedly recruited Lennox Lewis' old trainer Emanuel Steward to prepare him for the role, reports XFM.co.uk.
Steward said: "I put him through his paces and I was amazed that he was as good as he was. Since then, he's trained regularly and I've put him in the ring with some top-notch sparring partners.
"He's improved enormously. He's aggressive, a real slugger. He moves a lot like Muhammad Ali."
Salita, who now lives in Brooklyn, keeps kosher, will not fight on the Sabbath, studies with a rabbi and is tipped be the next world champion with an unbeaten run of 17 fights.
It's rumoured that the movie, which may be called Golden Boy, will be made by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Source: Press Release