Seb Zewdie And Danny Simmons Talk About The Inspirational Documentary Suffer For Good [Exclusive Interview]

Suffer For Good

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics had to be postponed because of the pandemic this year. They are hopeful that they will be able to have them next summer. But what if they can’t have them? How heartbreaking will it be for some of those athletes that won’t have another shot to compete in the games? But we can agree that it would be even more devastating if only your country decided not to participate in the Olympics right? Having to sit there and watch the rest of the world compete on television in various events. What would that be like? This is what happened to an Ethiopian boxer named Seb Zewdie.

The documentary Suffer For Good is his moving story. His Olympic dreams were crushed after Russia boycotted the 1984 games in LA. This devastated Seb who after took to drinking. Which then led to a vicious near-death stabbing. But thanks to Dr. Rick Hodes, Seb was able to get better and then stay in the United States as a political refugee. In this feature documentary, we follow his journey back in the ring for one more fight. The film finds Seb in Los Angeles as a pro boxing and UFC striking coach still haunted by what could have, should have been.

Suffer For Good

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Suffer For Good comes from Danny Simmons. This documentary is his feature-length directorial debut. Before he had directed and produced Every Other Weekend. This was a pilot turned web series that was executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Sterling K. Brown of NBC’s This is Us. He met Seb while training at Seb Boxing in Culver City, California. He produces under the Broken Dove Productions banner.

With its release this week LRM Online had the opportunity to not only talk with Danny Simmons but also Seb Zewdie. During the interview, we talk about the process of making the documentary from two distinct points of view. We also go into depth about the title of the film Suffer For Good and it’s meaning. While many of us think of suffering in a negative light, Seb and his family see it as part of your journey for something greater. Also, Seb gives us his opinion on athletes from other sports trying to get in the ring with professional fighters. It’s a fantastic conversation where time flew! Next thing we knew we were well over half an hour. Check it out down below!

You can check out Suffer For Good now on all major VOD platforms!

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