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Old 03-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #16
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Would have done decent at best, nothing special.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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remember, he is an actor. They were acting
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #18
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Probably a bit too quick for monzon tbh.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #19
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You are joking ,yes ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #20
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You are joking ,yes ?
No. Roberto Duran on the set was said to be extremely impressed with Weathers' movement and jab. Carl's jab was quick, fast and hard.

The man was an athlete and was in excellent shape for all three movies.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #21
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He did turn pro.
He fought under the name "Pinklon Thomas".
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #22
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No. Roberto Duran on the set was said to be extremely impressed with Weathers' movement and jab. Carl's jab was quick, fast and hard.

The man was an athlete and was in excellent shape for all three movies.
Yes, he definitely looked the part boxing Sylvester Stallone.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #23
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No. Roberto Duran on the set was said to be extremely impressed with Weathers' movement and jab. Carl's jab was quick, fast and hard.

The man was an athlete and was in excellent shape for all three movies.
That same thing is said about pretty much every actor in boxing/fighting movies. They probably do look better than the average Joe because average Joe has to work 40 hours a week while the actors can spend all day training with professional help and a professional diet. The professional help are hardly likely to say the actor is a bit shit, it reflects badly on them and the actor.

Back on-topic, haven't seen any of the Rockys for ages, but Creed always struck me as a bit of an arm-puncher with no real meat on his punches.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:09 PM   #24
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Carl Weathers was the most skilled boxer in the entire movie series aside from Tommy Morrison, the only real boxer who played Tommy Gunn.
Actually there were a few pros who appeared in the Rocky series, even if only briefly... The Character "spider Rico" was a real life heavyweight from the 1970's named Pedro Lovell. In Rocky V, the paper champ named "union Cane" was played by heavyweight prospect/journeyman Mike Williams who fought Douglas, Tillis and Witherspoon back in the 80's. In the last installment of the film, Mason "the line" Dixon was played by Antonio Tarver.. Joe Frazier made an appearance in Rocky I. In Rocky V, they showed Clips of some of Tommy Morrison's real fights during the scenes where Rocky was building him up as a contender.. I'm also pretty sure that there were parts in some of the gym scenes throughout the whole series where a few pros may have played extras..

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Stallone and others on the set mentioned Carl Weathers had a serious jab, a solid right hand, and was very quick on his feet. In fact, Stallone had trouble keeping up with Weathers during the training sessions for the movie. He played defensive back for the Raiders before his acting career.

Would he have done anything as a boxer, even if he began his career before his football years?

The movies can easily deceive but you have to admit that Weathers'
movement looked pretty good in the first couple of rounds in Rocky II.

Carl Weathers was clearly an athletic guy.. Had a great body and was probably fairly coordinated and may even have had a basic understanding of the basics of boxing.. But its virtually impossible to tell how he would have done in the game had it been for real..
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #25
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Actually there were a few pros who appeared in the Rocky series, even if only briefly... The Character "spider Rico" was a real life heavyweight from the 1970's named Pedro Lovell. In Rocky V, the paper champ named "union Cane" was played by heavyweight prospect/journeyman Mike Williams who fought Douglas, Tillis and Witherspoon back in the 80's. In the last installment of the film, Mason "the line" Dixon was played by Antonio Tarver.. Joe Frazier made an appearance in Rocky I. In Rocky V, they showed Clips of some of Tommy Morrison's real fights during the scenes where Rocky was building him up as a contender.. I'm also pretty sure that there were parts in some of the gym scenes throughout the whole series where a few pros may have played extras..




Carl Weathers was clearly an athletic guy.. Had a great body and was probably fairly coordinated and may even have had a basic understanding of the basics of boxing.. But its virtually impossible to tell how he would have done in the game had it been for real..
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #26
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Since he played for the Oakland Raiders he should have fought Dallas Cowboy Ed "Too Tall" Jones
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:34 PM   #27
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Truth be known, I have met him numerous times and done many transactions in my field of expertise.

He's a great ****ing guy, super smart and cultured, funny as shit.

That was a good 15 years ago but I can say Carl Weathers is a ruling individual.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:52 AM   #28
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #29
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Who knows how he would've done he could've been featherfisted, glass chinned etc. In the movies however he looks pretty damn quick, lightfooted and coordinated some fairly rare gifts for a big man.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:02 AM   #30
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Did you ever notice that, in every boxing movie, somebody says that the star would have made a "great" fighter? They said it about Elvis, Will Smith, Russel Crowe (he was in Cinderella Man, right?).
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