Sylvester Stallone has answered the burning questions fans have thought about for years: Who’d win in a fight between Rocky Balboa and John Rambo.

Stallone shared his answer in a lengthy Instagram post featuring a photo of a faux-fight poster depicting his two iconic characters side-by-side and began quipping, “Even I would pay to see this one.”

Stallone continued, “If it’s two men meeting in the street and going at each other with no rules I believe the outcome would be,… If the fighters wore to remain upright, Rocky would prevail. His body punches and right hooks would eventually beat Rambo… If the fight goes to the ground, Rambo will prevail in a bloody brutal fight to the end.”

He would add, “…Rethinking this scenario, I believe that upon initial contact, since they will not be in the rain but fighting outside, basically a street fight, that Rocky will land the first five or six blows. If that does not incapacitate Rambo, which I don’t think he will unless he’s caught clean, Rambo’s skill set will definitely be on full display. Which means incredibly vicious assaults on the eyes, the throat, every vulnerable part of the body, eventually leading to being pulled to the ground and most likely mauled… Then again, Rocky is incredibly resilient and pretty good on the ground too!!!”

Sly, however, would dramatically conclude, “That’s my opinion in this fictional world. Final result is neither man will ever be the same.”

After his explanation, perhaps many others would pay to see this one, too.


25 Movies That Turn 40 in 2022

  • Rocky III

  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

  • Annie

  • An Officer and a Gentleman

  • The Verdict

  • The Dark Crystal

  • First Blood

  • The Beastmaster

  • 48 Hours

  • Poltergeist

  • The Thing

  • E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

  • The Secret of NIMH

  • Kiss Me Goodbye

  • Conan The Barbarian

  • Tootsie

  • Tron

  • Victor Victoria

  • The World According to Garp

  • Sophie’s Choice

  • Blade Runner

  • Gandhi

  • Diner

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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