Get ready for the fight of your life with your Rocky Balboa t-shirts and hoodies!
Do you feel like training your boxing skills striking some frozen meat in the cold room of a supermarket? Or do you feel like it's your time to challenge the world champion for a title shot? Dive into the most iconic boxing movies franchise of all time with Rocky!
The original Rocky was directed by John G. Avildsen and released in 1976. We follow the story of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in 1975, a kind hearted Italian-American who doesn't have education. He is an amateur boxer from Philadelphia and works as a debt collector for a loan shark to survive. The reigning heavyweight world boxing champion, Apollo Creed, decide to hold a title bout in Philadelphia but his challenger gets injured and cannot compete. Creed then decides he would fight a local challenger and selects Rocky Balboa. Rocky knows he just sees him as a sparring partner but accepts because he needs the prize money, and accept Mickey Goldmill as his trainer. He goes into unorthodox training for several weeks, running on stairs and punching frozen meat and starts a touching romantic relationship with Adrian Pennino. Then, Rocky Balboa faces the champion Creed on the ring for a legendary fight.
The first Rocky movie was a huge success, and grossed over $200 million for a budget around $1 million dollar. Its rag-to-riches story and depiction of the American Dream through sport touched the entire world and Rocky became a sensation. It is considered as one of the most influential movie of all time and had seven sequels, five Rocky movies and two Creed movies. Stallone is portraying Rocky Balboa in all the movies and directed four of them. Movie critics consider it as the second-best movie of all time (Raging Bull being the number one) and it has a huge cult-following all over the world.
The Rocky franchise has a huge legacy, as its touching story has been inspiring many of us for the different fights of our life, even if we're not all boxers. The work of Sylvester Stallone and John Avildsen has been the main source of inspiration for most of the sport movies in the years to follow. Pay homage to the classic boxing movie with the best Rocky t-shirts, hoodies and merch!