Amid Ongoing Ownership Rights Dispute With ‘Rocky’ and ‘Creed’ Producers, Sylvester Stallone Shares Exciting News for His 16 Million Fans

Published 06/06/2023, 12:59 PM EDT

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Sylvester Stallone is a prolific actor and has been a part of many iconic films. However, it would not be unreasonable to say that his name is synonymous with the popular movie character “Rocky Balboa”.  He played the role of protagonist in the “Rocky” film series and also wrote the screenplay for it. Despite his contributions, the actor finds himself in an unfortunate dispute. The dispute centered around ownership rights of the ‘Rocky’ and the ‘Creed’ film series franchise with the producers of the film. Stallone was not particularly pleased with the original deal and felt that he deserved ownership rights. To express his dissatisfaction, Stallone even made a hostile post on his Instagram account.

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Even though, Stallone may not have ownership rights, he remains the face of the ‘Rocky’ and his name will forever be attached to the franchise. Recently, he launched a new coffee company. And interestingly, it is named after one of his songs in the ‘”Rocky” film.

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Stallone launched a ready-to-drink coffee company named, “Eye of the tiger.” The name of the company is based on a song that was featured in “Rocky III”. This revelation may not come as a surprise since Stallone is a self-proclaimed “coffee fanatic”.

On his Instagram story, the actor shared a post made by @gopuff. The post offered a giveaway to his 16 million fans of Stallone, a chance to win signed boxing gloves. However, there were certain conditions that must be fulfilled in order to be eligible to take part in the giveaway. The caption stated, “GIVEAWAY!!! Start your week with some heat and win a pair of SIGNED GLOVES 🥊🥊 from Sly himself.”

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Thereafter, many fans could not help themselves but take part in this contest. Stallone is an icon in not just Hollywood but also in the sport of boxing. It cannot be denied that a pair of signed gloves by the actor is undoubtedly a prized possession.

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Sylvester Stallone claims Rocky is “not a sports film”

Many consider the “Rocky” series to be an iconic sports-orientated film. However, Stallone would disagree with that notion. In an interview, he stated, “It’s not a sports film. Rocky is a love story about a guy who’s a broken-down fighter. That’s all it is, but boxing. I realize people are obsessed with two things in life: racing and boxing.”

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Despite Stallone’s comments, how one perceives the film is open to interpretation. What genre do you think the “Rocky” film comes under? Share with us your opinions and thoughts in the comments below.

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Harddit Bedi

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Harddit Bedi is a passionate Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in covering the off-court drama of athletes. He has a keen interest in the untold stories of boxers. Harddit is a firm believer in the primal nature of boxing, which he views as the oldest and most fundamental sport known to mankind.
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