Sylvester Stallone, 73, was one of the Hollywood stars who are currently celebrating the recent victory of Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, 40, of the Philippines. On July 20, 2019, the Filipino boxing legend broke the undefeated record of Keith “One Time” Thurman, 30, of the United States at “Welterweight Supremacy” at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Pacquiao entered the ring at “Welterweight Supremacy” as the World Boxing Association Regular World Welterweight Champion while Thurman was the WBA Super World Welterweight Champion. They competed for the unification of the WBA Welterweight Championship title.
After 12 rounds, Pacquiao was declared the winner via split decision. Stallone took to Twitter to congratulate the Filipino boxer, who the actor referred to as his good friend.
Stallone is known for his role as the boxer named Rocky Balboa in the “Rocky” film series. He reprised the role in “Creed” and “Creed 2.”
In the 1980s, Stallone became a boxing promoter. Among the boxers signed by his boxing promotion company called Tiger Eye Productions were Aaron Pryor and Sean O’Grady.
Fans of Stallone will see him play a Green Beret and Vietnam War veteran in “Rambo: The Last Blood,” which will be released in the U.S. on September 20, 2019. He and Matt Cirulnick co-wrote the action thriller film, which was directed by Adrian Grunberg.
“Rambo: The Last Blood” is the sequel of the the 2008 film “Rambo,” which Stallone directed and co-wrote with Art Monterastelli. Joining Stallone in the sequel are Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Joaquín Cosío, Oscar Jaenada, Atanas Srebrev, Manuel Uriza, Nick Wittman, Sheila Shah, Adriana Barraza, Jessica Maden and Diana Bermudez.
Watch the trailer of “Rambo: The Last Blood” from Lionsgate here: