101282-Sylvester-Stallone-And-Roberto-Duran-Boxing-Hall-Of-FamersA new article reveals that Sylvester Stallone admits to taking a beating at the hands of pro-boxer Roberto Duran during his intense training for his role in Rocky II back in 1978.

It seems that Sly felt a sense of confidence going into a sparring session with Duran, having spent quite a while in boxing training himself, but ended up on the losing side when the Panamanian champ decided to show off his impressive boxing skills.


Muhammad Ali screened a print of Rocky II back in 1979 after its release, and even commented on Roberto Duran versus Sylvester Stallone in the scenes which take place in Mighty Mick’s Gym when Rocky is seen sparring with the quick fighter in the ring.

Click here to read more about this scene and Ali’s take on it.