Rare Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers Choreographing the Epic ‘Rocky’ Fight Scene (Video)

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Rocky is one of the most famous sports movies of all time. However, it is the story of the protagonist, everyman Rocky Balboa, and not the boxing action that makes the film so great. In fact, the boxing action, though entertaining, is flat out ridiculous. In Rocky’s climactic title bout with Apollo Creed, there are more knockdowns than you’ll see in ten real heavyweight bouts, and any human being hit with that many direct punches to the face would have been killed.

But like I said, the fight scene wasn’t supposed to be realistic. It was supposed to be dramatic and entertaining.  And in that sense, they got it right. Rocky’s fight with Apollo Creed is one of the greatest scenes in sports movie history. And if you’ve ever wondered how they choreographed that fight, today you’re in luck.

Below is an awesome video with some rare archive footage of Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers choreographing that scene. If you’re a fan of the movie, you should definitely take a look.

If, on the other hand, you have never seen Rocky* for some reason, you should know that this video contains a huge spoiler.

*Seriously? You’ve never seen Rocky?

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