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.
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.
(Photos: Matt Harbicht)