Date: 19th April 2001
Boxing legend GEORGE FOREMAN has given SYLVESTER STALLONE inspiration for a sixth instalment of the ROCKY movies.
Stallone says he bumped into Foreman coming out of a janitor's closet that had served as the former champion's dressing room, while he was filming ROCKY V (1990).
The actor recalls, "George said, `Hey Rock.' He was staging a comeback in a small ring in New Jersey. By the time I got to my car, I could hear the cheers from the building. Foreman had won his match. "Talk about the beginning of a great movie." (KL/WNV/ES)