Sylvester Stallone, Rocky himself
Hollywood iconic cinematic boxer Sylvester Stallone presented WKN kickboxing world title belt to K-1 star Jerome Le Banner / 04/08/2013 St Tropez, France / Photo: Fame Flynet

Oscars 2016 nominee Sylvester Stallone has been certainly looking back on his ‘career as the boxer Rocky Balboa’.

This week, one day ahead of ‘Throw-Back-Thursday’, Stallone posted 22 retro Rocky photos on his Instagram from Apollo Creed showdown in the ring.

The original Rocky, filmed in 1976, that brought Sly nominations for the Best Actor and Best Screenplay at the 49th Academy Awards. Rocky won Best Picture, but Stallone didn’t bring Oscar home.

“Flashback! Rocky versus Apollo Creed! 1976… One of my favorite photos.”

Last month, 69-year-old, iconic cinematic boxer, Stallone won a Golden Globe award for the best supporting actor in Creed. He also received a standing ovation. The legendary trouper ended his acceptance speech with the following: “Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.

Indeed, if it wasn’t for Rocky who lives the life of a fighter, who knows where Stallone’s cinematography would have gone.

“FLASHBACK! July 4th 1976 APOLLO BRINGING THE THUNDER!”

Now, almost 40 years later, Rocky-Creed story gives Stallone one more shot to win Oscar. He is nominated as the Best Supporting Actor for portraying Rocky for the seventh time in Creed. The 88th annual Academy Award is held on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

“FLASHBACK. LAST CHANCE! 2 seconds!”

As an actor, who plays a fiction character of a fighter, Sylvester Stallone is sure the most humble personality from the silver screen. As a boxing practitioner and story writer, Stallone has a deep understanding of sport and what it takes in life. This adds significant value to his reflection back on his favorite character, world champion Rocky Balboa. Both have cemented their names in the history of Hollywood boxing, and will never fade away.

“FLASHBACK. Ain’t gonna be no rematch!!!”

“FLASHBACK. Thank you all for making this ” long shot’s ” dream come through… Keep Punching!”