On December 31, 2008, EJ Claudio at BleacherReport.com listed his choices for The Top Five Boxing Movies of All Time. His number one choice was “Rocky” which beat out “Raging Bull,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Cinderella Man” and every other boxing movie ever made. Here’s what he had to say:
Sylvester Stallone will always be remembered because of this film. It was a very good movie that connected with the audience. It is about Rocky Balboa, a not-so-smart boxer with limited skills who rose to fame by winning the hearts of many when he overcame the odds and put on a good fight against the champion, Appollo Creed.