The Rocky franchise redefined the sports film genre. Since its 1976 debut, the Sylvester Stallone character became the signature underdog. Rocky Balboa is also a cultural icon for stamina, strength, and perseverance. The Philadelphia boxer has been commemorated by the iconic 72 steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as with a bronze statue located at the bottom-right of the steps. Rocky Balboa defined himself as the Everyman, making ends meet, working hard, and rolling with the punches. Life has thrown the boxer many challenges, including a colorful cast of opponents.
All of Rocky Balboa's Main Opponents, Ranked by Strength
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