Read more: Irish Micky Ward: "The Fighter" speaks out

On Sunday night the Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale "The Fighter" is up for seven Oscar nominations, including best supporting actor and actress, director, editing and screenplay.

The story of an underdog boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts, “Irish” Micky Ward, the film has been a critical and commercial success both in the U.S. and countries around the world.

NECN took a camera crew behind the scene at the real-life gym of the working class hero Ward where much of the movie was actually filmed.

The owner of the gym, Art Ramalho, said that the since the movie came out "a lot of young kids are starting to come down" to the West End Gym.

He said, "It was wonderful to meet all the actors.  They were down to earth people, and it meant a lot to the city of Lowell I think, too."

Read more: Irish Micky Ward: "The Fighter" speaks out