It seems that Mike Tyson is not amused that Rocky Balboa has a statue in Philadelphia and even Sylvester Stallone rejected the boxer appearing in a Rocky movie.
Many of us still remember the iconic original Rocky license, with those films starring Sylvester Stallone.
However, the fame of the original films was even worth the city of Philadelphia to create a bronze statue of the iconic Rocky Balboa.
And today, the bronze statue of Rocky Balboa in Philadelphia, it’s a major tourist attraction, a tourist attraction, that Mike Tyson sure doesn’t visit much.
Tyson was one of the best-known professional boxers of all time, but he was also one of the most controversial, displaying his great ferocity.
Y Mike Tyson it seems he had an idol in the form of professional boxer Joe Frazie and who he claims was “not well recognized by the city” who preferred to create a statue of a fictional character rather than a real boxer.
Specifically, Tyson believes that Joe Frazier’s boxing career was insulted by the statue of Rocky Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa who is in Philadelphia, the same city where Joe Frazier settled and retired. We can find this statue of Rocky Balboa in the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 1982.
Mike Tyson, in an interview said that he thought the legacy of Joe Frazier is deeply rooted in the city, far exceeding the significance of a statue.
Tyson wanted to fight Rocky Balboa
On the other hand, despite this controversy, Mike Tyson tried to appear in a movie of the original Rocky license, but Sylvester Stallone opposed it.
Basically Mike Tyson wanted to be in the ring to fight Rocky Balboa himself in some movie, but Sylvester Stallone, who was not entirely trusting, turned down the offer.
In any case, at the insistence of Mike Tyson, Stallone finally invited him to the film studio, but warning all security members that if Mike Tyson tried to get into the ring at any time, to avoid him.