Sylvester Stallone is not a boxer. This much he acknowledged Sunday when he and Mike Tyson were inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
The Rocky star spoke of his experience as a boxer outside the ring, which he earned while writing and filming the famed Rocky movies.
“Outside the ring is sometimes maybe an even bigger struggle than what goes on inside the ring, and I was able to capture that,” the Associated Press quotes Stallone. “Then I believe that you can identify more with the fighter.”
In 2006, Stallone received the Boxing Writers Association of America award for Lifetime Cinematic Achievement in Boxing.