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SYNOPSIS
DON DIEGO POEDER

Don Diego Alfredo Rivelino Poeder (b.1972) is one of the greatest sportsmen in boxing history in the Netherlands.

Don Diego made it from amateur to professional boxer in the heavyweight class. His official professional career lasted from 1994 to 2016. During those years, he boxed 36 matches of which he won 30 (21 by KO).

He is a three times Dutch national champion, he won silver at the European Championships and was once World Champion. He was an ambassador for Rotterdam Topsport for ten years and he was elected as Sportsman of the Year in Rotterdam in 1997. Since then, Don Diego made a comeback no less than four times and still fights like a lion for his family, writing career and legacy.

The documentary was completed in 2019 and selected for the Sportfilm Festival of Rotterdam 2019.