On November 21, 1976, boxing fans met southpaw Rocky Balboa, from South Philadelphia…the unconsidered underdog, who audaciously seized his chance of a lifetime and fought his way to the top, almost sending Apollo into orbit!
Four decades later, the iconic character created by Sylvester Stallone continues being popular among millions who feel attracted to the history of determination, willpower and battling against the odds to triumph.
The reach “Rocky” got is international and the film serves as a rich part of the American culture. It has become as representative of Philadelphia as Benjamin´s Franklin Bell of Freedom.
Rocky immortalized the steps at the Museum Art of Philadelphia, which now are a huge if not sedate touristic attraction. What else could they be known by apart from….the “Rocky steps!”
‘Rocky’ in all histories of the saga is presented as an underdog who bravely manages to triumph despite all barriers and obstacles. He has become a source of inspiration for thousand fighters in all the world. Rocky`s motto is: “NEVER GIVE UP!”