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Chris Algieri, The Real-life Rocky, Meets...

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 07 Nov 2014

Chris Algieri, the real-life Rocky, meets the guy who made Rocky real

By Kevin Iole

It's not bad to be Chris Algieri these days. It may be a different story come Nov. 22 (Nov. 23 in China) when he is standing across from Manny Pacquiao in a boxing ring, but during the build-up to the fight, Algieri is having the time of his life.

A mundane news conference in Los Angeles suddenly became special for him when actor Sylvester Stallone, the creator of the fictional boxing character "Rocky," made a surprise appearance to greet Algieri.

Promoter Bob Arum heard that Algieri hoped to meet Stallone some day and he arranged it. It turned what would have been a run-of-the-mill news confernce, in which Algieri answered the same questions he's been asked for five months, into a memorable affair that left him smiling ear-to-ear.

"That was awesome," Algieri said. "Awesome. I mean, this guy is...

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9secondko's Photo 9secondko 08 Nov 2014

Yep. bob loves this guy.