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Great actors to the Boxing Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of printmatic.net. Mike Tyson (pictured above) was once the face of the boxing world and the toughest man in sports. Now he has taken his talents to the world of theatre.

By Josh Kramer

Tomorrow, the Boxing Hall of Fame will welcome its hotly anticipated 2011 class.  And for those of you who are not the biggest boxing fans (most of this generation are not), at least you will have heard of two of the inductees.  These two men are entirely different ambassadors of the sport.  Yet they both share one common trait.

They are both great actors.

One of the inductees is Sylvester “Sly” Stallone.  His Rocky movies are widely considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, movie saga of all time.  Whether you are a Stallone fan or not, you have to admit that the Rocky movies have a small place in your heart.  The song “Gonna Fly Now,” also widely known as the “Rocky Song” is a tune familiar to all Americans.  In addition, how many movies have an actual statue that still resides where the movie took place?  This statue is a landmark that tourists always make an effort to see.  Lastly, the 72 stone steps that sit outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum will forever be known as the “Rocky Steps.”  No matter what time of year or what day you go to the city of Brotherly Love, you will always watch people run up the “Rocky Steps” and do an impersonation of the famous scene from the movies.  These people could 3-years-old, or they could be 80-years-old, they will still run up those stairs and pretend that they are Rocky. Continue reading

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