Earlier today, Academy Award winner Sylvester Stallone officially became the first cast member of Judge Dredd inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He joins an impressive cast of characters headlining the 2010 class including Kostya Tszyu, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, and some referee that nobody around the Spike.com offices has ever heard of.
Stallone will enter the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum as a screenwriter for his role in giving boxing fans around the world a scrappy fighter from Philadelphia to root for in the 1976 cult classic Rocky.
The 64-year-old was unavailable for comment, but likely would have thanked his wife Adrian and the Russian leadership who took his post-game speech to heart and ended Communism shortly after his fight with Ivan Drago.
Congrats, Rock! Mick would be proud.
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