Kilo the Kid begins with Kilo Madera recounting his transition from a street-fighting teenager, to accepting the responsibility of fatherhood and fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional boxer. A first-generation Mexican-American hailing from Stockton, California, a city known equally for economical hardships and for producing legendary fighters, Madera’s swift rise through the boxing ranks was halted after suffering a knockout defeat during a pivotal match. Now, after nearly two years without a fight, Madera shares his struggle to reckon with a loss of that magnitude. He highlights how, after so much time, he continues to stay motivated, feeding his mind and spirit by engaging in a fierce training regiment. And ultimately how he is able to use the experience to shape himself into a better fighter, and a better man.