Originally Posted by macho_grande
I cant believe nobody has mentioned Rocky.
That’s what got me into the sport. I cant say I knew much about the sport back in the day, and I certainly did have a clue about promoters and the politics involved. (ignorance is sometimes bliss)
Being British, I followed the Benn, Eubank & Collins stories, and of course Lennox Lewis. After that is the Nassem Hamed, man I loved watching him perform. (I am/was a WWF fan so I naturally gravitated to the heel tendencies of the Prince)
One of the first real international stars I started following was De La Hoya. His fight with Hopkins back in 04 was the first time “weight” was brought to my attention. That was when I really started to learn about the intricacies of the sport.
as i said the contender got me into it so that's another stallone product. although he aint a boxer he deserves his place in the hof for all the fans he's brought to the sport.