'Rocky' recognized for bringing attention to boxing
Sylvester Stallone a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame? Actually, it makes perfect sense. Stallone -- who goes into the Hall as a screenwriter -- created and brought to life one of the most iconic sports figures in the last forty years. Despite being a fictional character, Rocky Balboa is the closest -- if not the only -- connection many have to the sports of boxing.
Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:28 AM ETBy Amanda Rykoff