Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 11:18
Sylvester Stallone Embarrassed By Boxing Hall Of Fame Honour
Hollywood action man Sylvester Stallone was "embarrassed" when he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame back in 2011, because he didn't feel worthy enough beside fellow honouree Mike Tyson.
The actor was celebrated at the Canastota, New York venue for turning the spotlight on the sport in his Rocky film franchise, but he felt out of place next to real boxing icons Tyson and former WorldBoxing Council Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
Stallone steps back into the ring for new release Grudge Match, co-starring Robert De Niro, and director Peter Segal admits he was a little intimidated at the prospect of working with the movie hardman on the new boxing comedy.