A parish priest (Richard Rober) tries to reform street punk Paul "Monk" Baroni (Leonard Nimoy), whose nickname comes from his disfigured face (the weird ears
would come later), by teaching him how to box and involving him in church activities. His plan appears to be working, until Monk hits
the priest during a gang fight and flees town, becoming a successful professional fighter under the direction of Hellman (Bruce Cabot) and eventually undergoing plastic surgery. As usually happens in these films, Monk's ego swells and he becomes involved with a gold digger who cuts out when he
stops winning the big purses because he spends too much ring time trying to pro...