Teddy "Cherokee" Wilcox is a graduate of the "School of Hard Knocks." The restless, angry young man has gone from prison to Vietnam's killing fields to the boxing ring. He looks like he's on his way to becoming a champ until he wins a fight that big-timegamblers wanted him to lose. Mobsters kill his manager and make it look like Cherokee was responsible. Assisted by the manager's beautiful daughter, Cherokee retaliates. The body count rises as he remains one step behind the murderer and just ahead of thelaw.