13 Jun 2011

Stallone to join Boxing Hall of Fame

6:03 am on 13 June 2011

An actor who has never boxed professionally is to join Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Roberto Duran in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Sylvester Stallone, 65, will be inducted for his role in the Rocky series of movies.

He made six boxing films, the first of which appeared in 1976. It won three Oscars including best picture.

Also to be inducted will be Mike Tyson, 45, who became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history in 1986 at age 20. He finished with a record of 50-6 with 44 knockouts.