Rocky vs. his brother behind the scenes of ‘Rocky III’

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

When you think of boxing movies there is one name that stands above the rest and that is simply Rocky.

Star, writer and director of the franchise; Sylvester Stallone recently shared on his Instagram page some behind the scenes footage from the third installment of Rocky, showing him squaring off in a “friendly” sparring session with his brother.

Old footage of me Boxing my brother FRANK THE TANK, a few angry rounds in between the fight scenes while filming Rocky 3 and as usual things always get carried away with brothers! I’ve sparred with Frank many, many times and without exception it always turns out that one of us ends up throwing a cheap shot, usually it’s me and the battle is on!”

Frank who’s wearing the red trunks lunges toward Sylvester with a series of hooks that backs his brother right up in the corner with nowhere to run.

I used to hate sparring Frank because he’s always coming at me with an assortment of nonstop left hooks, and he’s relentless, and he has a great jaw , Which I tried to smash as often as possible…”

Will the ‘Tank’ get the best of ‘Rocky’? Watch the footage below and find out.

Old footage of me Boxing my brother FRANK THE TANK , @frank.stallone a few angry rounds in between the fight scenes while filming Rocky 3 and as usual things always get carried away with brothers! I've sparred with Frank many many times and without exception it always turns out that one of us ends up throwing a cheap shot, usually it's me and the battle is on! I used to hate sparring Frank because he's always coming at me with an assortment of nonstop left hooks, and he's relentless, and he has a great jaw , Which I tried to smash as often as possible… I remember when I was training for Rocky III we were at the gym for hours working with Mr T training very hard every day , and when I finished working with Mr T , which was always a painful affair, because he's just so damn strong, he would go train on the speed bag or heavy bag and Frank and I would take on all volunteers who wanted to get into the Ring and say that they Boxed with ROCKY. Usually it was Guys that worked at the studio, like carpenters, big Teamsters, construction workers, Etc. , anyone who wanted to spar a couple rounds , our door was always open. That's how we would get in shape real fast. Some days we drive home feeling very good, and other days we would crawl home feeling very bad. The most fun was to spar much larger men , sometimes being outweighed by over 100 pounds and they hit very hard but because of their size,they would also miss quite a bit and after throwing heavy punches and They're not hitting anything , drains the big man very very quickly .. unfortunately, exhaustion usually set in for them after one round , and being repeatedly hammered by a couple of well-placed body shots, A man is barely able to lift his arms and now it was our turn to dish it out , And boy did we… That's what I would call a great era of painful fun… #cheap shot artist #Rocky #Boxing #the ring #knockout #sparring #ILLEGALBLOW!

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Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, including boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky series’ seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, released between 1982 and 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many of the films. [Source: Wiki]

Author: Nic is a designer and illustrator alongside being a martial arts enthusiast. You can find some of his illustrative work for purchase here.

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