Sylvester Stallone paid tribute to the ‘real-life Rockys’ as he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum, December 7, 2010.
Stallone, who wrote and starred in the 1976 Oscar-winning film Rocky, about an underdog boxer from Philadelphia, was named among the twelve members of the 2011 class.
Sly said in a statement: “It has been my privilege to have been blessed with the ability to write about the incredible courage and commitment of the many thousands of real-life Rockys whom we have watched perform honourably in the ring.”
Rocky was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning best picture, best director and best film editing.
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nadia fryeJanuary 11, 2016
is Sylvester stallone gonna go back into boxing
raghuJune 29, 2012
Congratulations Rocco You are the best. Rocky series is all time favorite.
rotten ralphAugust 20, 2011
rocky was a great film indeed but he is not a REAL boxer. the boxing hall of fame is for real boxers only !!! his character and films should be in a movie hall of fame but def not the boxing hall of fame....get real guys
vickyJuly 17, 2011
i get more selfconfidane to being human thans is liitle worr for u sir, and i am walk on life with your insprition love u sir
chris conleyJune 14, 2011
congrats on the h.o.f., Mr Stallone. I was privaleged enough to see you at the Boxing hall of Fame this past sunday (12 jun 2011) for it's only a 15 mile distance between there and my home. I went there mainly to see you and Mike Tyson, another fellow inductee. It was great to see all the "who's who" of boxing there along side you. I was hoping to pass on a boxing novel I wrote (partically inspired by Rocky) to you there, but I wasn't able to slide it over to you with the crowd going bonkers for you. Again, congrats on your induction. It was great to finally see you.
LorieJune 13, 2011
Rocky movies have been an enjoyment throughout my child hood and my adult life and I still love watching them when my cable providers air them on regular television. I have enjoyed all of your movies, and I am looking forward to seeing more of you Sly!! From Ontario, Canada. Keep 'em rollin... :)
StephanieJune 12, 2011
So happy! We watch the Rocky movies at least 3 or 4 times a year- So happy for you Sly! Wish we could have been there! Hometeam!
MarkMay 27, 2011
A totally worthy accolade for Sylvester! The "Rocky" movies are superb! They are filled with classic characters like Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago, and the first and sixth movies are incredibly moving dramas. There are so many icons here, from Rocky runnng up the steps to the stars and striped boxing trunks. I have "Gonna Fly Now" and "Eye of the Tiger" playing on my iphone every time I go out jogging, and I bet I'm not alone!
ArnoldJanuary 27, 2011
Well,what more can be said about such a legend. My whole life has been influenced by every single thing done or said by Rocky. To me, Rocky ain't just a character but somebody real.I'm lost for words,all i can say now is congratulation.
Lucas ParzaniniJanuary 26, 2011
I don't speak english very well because i'm brazilian , but i will try: First of all I love Rocky Balboa and Rambo. When i watch a Rocky film my heart explodes and i dream for he be real. it's a shame that everything is not real, about Rocky Balboa.nevertheless i love your job Silvester, and i hope that you have a personality like Rocky
Mario ToscanoJanuary 21, 2011
Many COngratulations on your Induction Sly. For all you have done for the sport of boxing with the Rocky movies, and Contender series, you really do deserve it. I know boxing has always been close to your heart, and I commend you on achieving this award. Keep taking the hits, and keep moving forward.You are, and will continue to be a daily inspiration to me, and you have certainly showed that the last thing to age on a person is their heart. Grazie Tanto. Mario
barry callan irelandJanuary 20, 2011
sly you are the best action hero of all time. totally love your films your getting better and better. keep up the brilliant work . just about to watch rocky now..again. congratulations on hall of fame
rosyJanuary 17, 2011
SLY...YOU ARE AN ICON ALL OVER THE WORLD! SALUTATIONS FROM MONTREAL!
Senol OnbasiJanuary 15, 2011
Thank You Stallone for all your movie Stuffs, your are the best actionstar.... I was born 1974 so i startet with you Rocky. You are a big brother for me, i learn a lot from you. I wish all the best for you and your family. Lucky punch tiger eye.... Greatings from Berlin
williamJanuary 15, 2011
All the rocky movies were great. especially rocky 3 with the great story line which proves to us all never give up when times are hard. Thanks Sly!
Jethesh devanJanuary 15, 2011
Stallone is my role model. My alk, my physic and my movement all copied from Stallone.I started learning boxing after watching the film Rocky. Rocky always rocks.
Jethesh devanJanuary 15, 2011
Stallone is my role model.My talk, my physic and my movement all copied from stallone.I started learing boxing after watching the movie Rocky. Rocky always rocks.
Toby HillisJanuary 12, 2011
In alot of eyes, rocky isnt just an adaption of boxing, he is boxing!! well done
Randy GilletteJanuary 10, 2011
Rocky has always inspired me to workout more harder and natural for what you have always stoood for. Heart and determination you have brought to the public eyes to see and to idolize your way of mind and exercise. I have been a true faithfull fan of yours since Rocky arrived in 1976. I'm your number 1 fan for life. Keep working out for all of the rest of your life to keep us natural bodybuilding fans of yours to keep wanting to go to the gym. Congrats on being inducted into the boxing Hall of Fame, your the best.
AngelinaJanuary 10, 2011
Wow..thats really great. Congradulations
Jerry ParadiseJanuary 9, 2011
Rocky was a TRUE Inspiration, A Great Movie Classic Top 10! in the league of the Godfather,Deer Hunter, Raging Bull and Midnight Cowboy. It was the Neighborhood Italian Kid against all odds to become a Champion. That is why so Many Neighborhood guys that I grew up with Identified with Rocky the underdog. In life we are all underdogs it's are Spirit within that drives us to become a Champion in Life! GOD BLESS YOU! PSALM 1
Gena MacorettaJanuary 8, 2011
I'm sure in my heart that your (s) family is proud of you...I AM, which expands the world. Your latest piece of work really rocked my world. Love ya Gena
Anderson WiczneskiJanuary 6, 2011
Well Done... since i was a litle boy i watched your movies, and Rocky for shure is one of the bests!! and i must confess that i got a lot of inspiration in my life... in a lot of ways... wealth is one of them... so it´s not over!!! keep punching!
AndreJanuary 6, 2011
Congratulations on your induction, you deserve it. You have been my biggest motivator throughout my life, my theme for this year, strange enough is: "The world meets nobody halfway". You make that statement true in all you movies. In Rocky IV where you say at the steps of your house that: "if he wants to beat me, he will have to kill me, and if he want to do that he will have to be prepared to die himself" has stayed with me since I saw that movie in the theatres in primary school. The "he" I took from it was life itself. Thanks for meaning to me what you do, I would have been honoured to have met you in real life but I don't think that will ever happen. Keep on inspiring.
JimmyJanuary 2, 2011
What an honor for Sly, to be inducted next to one of the greatest boxers of all time: Julio Cesar Chavez
PETER CHINJanuary 1, 2011
Behind every hard working experience lies a heart beat's song screaming to be heard What matters most is you kept trusting your guts Together with your soul, body, mind following Everything is possible for you because You have found your River embracing the Rocks and Water Changing, Flowing, Diving Under, Crashing and Kept Growing Stronger and stronger till confidence flooded every cell of your whole being every inner self victorious and feeling infinite fatigue Embracing the Yin and Yang, you find the Tao in Action
Ruben RabinskyJanuary 1, 2011
Dear Sly, I am the only philosophy professor at the University of Miami who has a poster of your Rocky 1 film in his office, because you've been a hero to me since I was a kid and I'm proud to show my colleagues and my students who visit my office that there are real heroes in "real life" who have the kind of positive "philosophy of life" that will fuel generations of people and have a REAL positive impact in people's lives... I know, because you've been one of the top heroes in MY life. Thanks, Sly. Best wishes for the new year! And congratulations on all of your achievements. All the best, Ruben Rabinsky Philosophy Department University of Miami
Darren AntolaDecember 30, 2010
Rocky did alot of good for people such as myself,I became a two time champion Boxing cutman because of rocky's drive dedication'and discipline.congrats Sly keep inspiring.
BegolliDecember 29, 2010
Congratulations Sly!! You did it! many people from around the world are inspired from your work and you must be very proud of it :) I have very much respect for you, because not only did you inspire many people from around the world, you inspired people who are at the stage of giving up, because you are making them go further, and to never stop! You are very important to the boxing world because many boxers want to have a heart like you, and also the strength to continue. You have also proven that everybody can change, from Rocky 4. You never stop impressing us sly!! best of wishes, Vigan Begolli.
rosyDecember 28, 2010
congratulations sly....you truly are the best!
ROBERT A METCALF JRDecember 27, 2010
I THINK IT IS GREAT THAT MR STALLONE MADE IT INTO THE HALL OF FAME. HIS MOVIES HAVE INSPIRED MANY GREAT FIGHTERS TO NOT ONLY PUT THE TIME AND ENERGY INTO THE SPORT OF BOXING BUT TO ALSO KEEP GOING AND NEVER QUIT I'M SURE. WATCHING HIS WORK HAS ALWAYS BUT ME IN A BETTER MIND SET. THANK YOU MR STALLONE FOR EVERYTHING.
Jean-michel DECAYEUXDecember 27, 2010
great great great S T A L L O N E !!!! You will have inspired men through your strength, your courage, your sensitivity through your films and also in real life. You'll leave a lot of beautiful things on earth! Big thank you to you SLY. Tu auras inspiré les hommes par ta force, ton courage, ta sensibilité à travers tes films et également dans la vie réelle. Tu vas laisser beaucoup de belles choses sur cette terre ! Grand merci à toi SLY. Jean-mi (France
Athan GeorgiouDecember 26, 2010
Congratulations Mr Stallone for your induction into the boxing hall of fame, as you are not only an inspiration to me and my extended family but every underdog going through hardships.
Teresa WhiteDecember 25, 2010
Rocky inspired me in a sense and still everyday to not give up on the sport i practice and to get out there and live life to its fullest. Many thanks Sly for the inspiration and the story
Garry AtkinsonDecember 24, 2010
What else can I say about the character of Rocky? There isn't much more to say, here Sly has given us a gift. The gift of overcoming insurmountable odds. Get up, do not let life get you down. I didn't hear no bell. Fight
KrishnaDecember 24, 2010
I have Watched Rocky Series 1 to 6 in one go. Many times. The character of the movie is brilliant & real, bringing every one to human terms & reality. I always liked How Rocky Loves Adrian, respected her, loved her. Eventhough she is a memory in Series 6. You see 2 characters at the torn down Ice skating place. One cherises the life he spent with Adrian, even every small thing is memorable. where as for Paulie it is so difficult. To know that he was loved by Adrian. It becomes unbearable. It is not a story who rose to fame. What he values, who is important in life. Thanks rocco, for the story. For this is a story, not only box office hits. Which also wins my heart. for it is heart that matters. Thanks rocco.
John F. Laury IIIDecember 21, 2010
Congratulations Mr. Stallone, Rocky has always been an important and famous contribution to the boxing sport. No matter what anyone says Stallone deserved that prestigious honor. I'm personally proud of him. Rocky has always been a big part of me since I was a little boy. I have a lot of love and respect for the character and everything he has been through. Showing me to never stop believing and keep fighting, you might just hit your dream right on the chin. Thanks for the memories Rock.
Andrew WhiteDecember 20, 2010
Rocky was a great film. I'm glad that people still realize how much it did for the sport of boxing and how much Sylvester Stallone has done for boxing with all of the Rocky films. Congrats Sly!