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It wouldn't be surprising if a non-boxing fan thought Rocky Balboa was a real-life boxer. It's only a testament to how influential Sylvester Stallone was on the big screen as the character, with the franchise still producing films to this date.
It's time, though, for a trip down memory lane with some rare behind-the-scenes footage from the first film.
That's right, it's Stallone choreographing the big fight in the 1976 film with Carl Weathers, who played the heavyweight champion Apollo Creed.
Check it out:
Awesome video, right?
Anyone who has watched the film remembers how surreal the fight between Rocky and Creed was in the film -- that's not to mention the epic training montage of The Italian Stallion preparing for his big showdown.
Rocky proved to be both a commercial and critical success, leading to a further five sequels and a spin-off sequel in Creed.
Stallone will once again be returning as Rocky for Creed II, with the actor also penning the script.
Creed II is slated for release on November 21.
I see Sylvester Stallone's playing Rocky Balboa again.#Creed2 pic.twitter.com/IXAJTodNK0
- Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson (@FubsyShabaroon) 24 September 2018
Be ready to take the hits because they will keep coming. Push through them. Its an awesome feeing when u break through #MondayMotivation #Rocky #Stallone #ISaidItNotRocky pic.twitter.com/ix6QEU5aN6
- Matt Bibbs (@mattb17) 24 September 2018
Has anyone ever noticed that in Rocky II Sylvester Stallone signs all of his autographs with his right hand? Rocky is a southpaw, so shouldn't he be signing things with his left?
- Chase Horn (@ChaseHorn) 20 September 2018
Remember the scene in 1976's "Rocky" when Sylvester Stallone's character bought two tiny turtles from his girlfriend, Adrian, who worked at a pet store? Well, those red eared sliders, Cuff and Link, are still alive and celebrating their 44th birthday. pic.twitter.com/FP44xbEXZ0
- David LaMar (@DaveLaMarTwit) 18 September 2018
What was your favourtie Rocky fight?
Let us know in the comments.
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