Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier and Thomas Hearns MULTI SIGNED silver Everlast trunks.
Price: £ SOLD
Sylvester Stallone has established Worldwide recognition as an actor, writer, producer and director since he played the title role in his own screenplay of "Rocky" which won the Academy Award in 1976 for Best Picture. Born in New York City, Stallone attended school in suburban Philadelphia where he first started acting. He then spent two years instructing at the American College of Switzerland in Geneva. Returning to the United States, he enrolled as a drama major at the University of Miami and also began to write. Stallone left college before graduation to pursue an acting career in New York.
By 1973, Stallone had auditioned for almost every casting agent in town, but found little success. During this period, he turned more and more to writing, churning our numerous screenplays while waiting for his acting break. The opportunity first came in 1974 when he was cast as one of the leads in "The Lords of Flatbush." He also received his first writing credit for "additional dialogue" on this film.
With the money earned from that film, Stallone left New York for Hollywood, He again began to make the rounds to studios and casting agents, managing to get a few small roles in television and movies. He also continued to pursue writing.
Prizefighter Rocky Balboa was born and given life in a script Stallone wrote in longhand. Several producers offered to buy the screenplay, wanting to cast a name star in the title role, which Stallone insisted on playing himself. Although his bank balance was barely $100, Stallone held fast and his perseverance finally paid off. Stallone's credits as an actor/writer/director are "Rocky II" and "Paradise Alley."
As actor and co-writer, Stallone filmed "F.I.S. T.," "First Blood", "Rambo: First Blood, Part II", "Rhinestone" and "Rambo III". He co-wrote, directed and produced "Staying Alive" and starred in "Nighthawks", "Victory", "Tango & Cash" and "Lock Up". "Rocky V", starring and written by Stallone and directed by Ion Avildsen, opened in 1990.
In addition Stallone has starred in "Get Carter", "Cliffhanger", "Demolition Man". "The Specialist. " "Assassins," "Daylight" and in the challenging and compelling role of Freddy Heflin in the Miramax feature film "CopLand", which has garnered him international critical and audience acclaim. Winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, Stallone was recently given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the USA Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films. Stallone is one of the founding partners in Planet Hollywood, the internationally famous chain of entertainment complexes.
Among other principals in Planet Hollywood are producer Keith Barish, The Rank Organization, Robert Earl, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.
Joe Frazier was born in Beaufont, South Carolina. 12th January 1944. Frazier earned the nickname “Smokin” Joe by his perpetual motion two-fisted style of boxing. He became the World Heavyweight champion in the forced absence of Ali.
Frazier beat Jimmy Ellis for the undisputed championship and the successfully defended against Ali. He then fought George Foreman as a “warm-up” fight for a return against Ali, but was down 5 times before being stopped in the second round.
Frazier had 2 more fights against Ali and lost both times. He made a comeback in 1976 against Foreman but once again lost. Another comeback attempt in 1981 against “Jumbo” Cummings showed that “Smokin” Joe’s fire had finally gone out.
Thomas Hearns was born in Memphis, Tennessee. 18th October 1958. Hearns captured the WBA world welterweight championship with a second round K.O of Pipino Cuevas on August 2nd 1980. On September 16th 1981, leading after 13 rounds, he was stopped in the 14th by Sugar Ray Leonard, losing his title.
In 1982 he won the WBC super-welterweight crown from Wilfred Benitez, and defended it in 1984 with a devastating K.O of legendary Roberto Duran. On April 15th 1985 he was KO’d by Marvin Hagler in a bid for Hagler’s middleweight crown.
In 1987, Hearns scored a TKO to win the WBC light heavyweight crown defeating Dennis Andries. He won the WBC world middleweight crown on October 29th 1987, with a K.O of Juan Domingo Roldan. He lost it the following June to Iran Barkley but later that year won the WBO super middleweight title. He defended it against Leonard, a fight ruled a draw although most thought Hearns won clearly.
In 1991 he re-won the light heavyweight title from Virgil Hill.