Could Balboa Beat Modern Heavyweight Champions? How Rocky Compares

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Could Balboa Beat Modern Heavyweight Champions? How Rocky Compares

Rocky Balboa is one of the most iconic boxers of all time, but he would likely struggle to find success against today’s real heavyweight fighters.

Though he’s one of the most iconic boxers of all time, Rocky‘s Rocky Balboa wouldn’t necessarily fare so well against real-life modern heavyweight champions. Since his first appearance in his eponymous 1976 sports drama classic, Rocky has become one of the most well-known boxers, despite being entirely fictional. Rocky’s status as a perpetual underdog has defined his stories, though he almost always overcomes the odds in order to achieve victory, whether literally or metaphorically. It’s this success that has made Rocky Balboa such an iconic figure.

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In terms of physical size, Rocky is actually a relatively small heavyweight. Officially weighing around 200 pounds in his prime and standing at 5 feet 11 inches with a reach of 74 inches, he is naturally much smaller than many real-life heavyweights. With regards to his style, Rocky Balboa isn’t the most skilled boxer, though he makes up for his technical shortcomings with impressive stamina, power, and near-superhuman durability. Throughout the Rocky movie franchise, as portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, it’s Rocky’s ability to endure a staggering amount of physical punishment and still maintain the fighting spirit that has made him a champion so many times over.

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