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Behind the “Rocky” Franchise

Behind the “Rocky” Franchise My rating: 5 out of 5

Apollo & Adonis Creed where named after geek Gods, that’s what Sylvester Stallone said on “The Directors Chair”.  But the inspiration of his characters are based on real life boxers, there is a hard case that Charles “Chuck” Wepner was the inspiration of Rocky Balboa. Chuck went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and that itself was considered to be a major accomplishment because all the experts at that time thought he was “A BUM” and won’t last but a few rounds. Sounds familiar ?

So for all you young folks out there. If you watched Creed and still don’t know much about Adonis”s father Apollo Creed and how this character came to existence, we highly recommend that you watch “Facing Ali”.

 

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