Rocky: over a billion dollars

A franchise that has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide. Rocky Balboa, unknown boxer from Philadelphia, first, then world champion, and now trainer of Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of his friend, the late former world champion Apollo Creed, who appears in the seventh film of this film series under the title Creed (2015). The saga is completed by Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III, (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006).

The global prestige of Rocky Balboa is more than four decades old, his humanity bathed by the lamps of the ring in 1976, in Rocky, is a cult work for legions of admirers that increase in each of his exhibitions on any platform.

In 2017, Stallone announced that Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan, is getting a sequel, which he will also direct at the age of 71. “I’m looking forward to directing and producing the incredibly talented Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2 next year… One more round!”

On January 16, Stallone revealed that in Creed 2, Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will play the son of Iván Drago.

Stallone reported it via Instagram, congratulating Monteanu. Creed 2 will be the first time that the boxer will act in a movie.

The tape will be released on November 21, 2018 and Stallone will return to take charge of the film’s script, published agencies.

In Creed, Sylvester Stallone returned to play Rocky Balboa, the legendary boxer who established him, and Michael B. Jordan (The Fantastic Four) played the son of boxer Apollo Creed, the heavyweight champion until Rocky Balboa won his crown in 1979 (Rocky II).

Chartchai Chionoi

Chartchai Chionoi, recognized as one of the best Thai fighters of all time, passed away on Sunday. He was flyweight world champion and admired by Mexican fans. He faced off in Mexico twice with “Alacrán” Efrén Torres.

The death took place in a hospital in Bangkok and is reported to be due to pneumonia.

On January 28, 1968, in the first edition against “Alacrán”, Chionoi won by technical knockout in 13 rounds. In the rematch, held in the same Cuatro Caminos Bullfight, Torres triumphed and was crowned world champion. In the third meeting, in Bangkok, the Thai regained the title.

Although born in La Palma, Michoacán, on November 29, 1943, Efrén “Alacrán” Torres came to live in Guadalajara as a child. He was discovered by manager Nacho Silva, while manager Ángel Casillas led him to the WBC flyweight world championship on February 23, 1969.

The “Scorpion” was the first fly world champion that Mexico gave.

Some afternoon in 1995, in the comfort of his home in Colonia Oblatos, the “Scorpion” confided that Chionoi had never knelt before him after one of the bloody battles he had with the easterner ended; He said that Chartchai went to his corner to say goodbye to him, but before he got there he tripped and fell to his knees, because his legs no longer responded due to fatigue. And that’s where I’ll be peeking.


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