Rocky is anticipated to knockout the 88th annual Academy Award on February 28 in Hollywood, California.

Sylvester Stallone has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor for his role playing Rocky Balboa in Creed (2015). Hollywood boxing icon is challenged by heavy favorites Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet.

In Creed Stallone plays legendary boxing world heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa, being a trainer and a mentor to Adonis Johnson, who appeared to be the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

One step. One punch. One round at a time.

The Creed (2015) movie itself has a deep understanding of boxing. As an example, I can probably through in a coaching aspect, which is as physical as mental. Rocky, of course, applies an old school training, tested with sweat and blood. As well as the “catch the chicken” part, Balboa advises that it is all simple moves, where you just have to finish first, and then do second, with no rush needed.  The mental part, which Rocky shares, is that feeling which is going through the fighter’s head. What impressed me the most, is when on the walk out he tells Adonis that the buzz by the crowd will give him energy. This is the result of achievements inside the ring, since Balboa has experienced all of all himself, which made him be a successful coach and mentor. This is probably the only way for the trainer to deliver both significant parts to an athlete he is preparing to victory.

As an actor who plays a boxer, Sylvester Stallone, will probably be the most humble person. He has evidently been admiring fight sports, attending WKN kickboxing and UFC fight nights. His performance on silver screen demonstrates not only his acting and writing talents, but also his appreciation for being involved in sport, striving to deliver it as realistic as possible. He does well too.