Sly Stallone Announces The “Retirement” Of Rocky

Sylvester Stallone has put down the boxing gloves.

The actor shared in an Instagram video that the story of Rocky Balboa is at its end. "My story has been told. There's a whole new world that's gonna be opening up for the audience, for this generation," Stallone said before speaking to Michael B. Jordan. "Now you have to carry the mantle."

The video was a moving tribute to the character Sly created and the fans who’ve been along for the ride since the first movie was released in 1976.

Rocky is immortalized in a statue outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Thousands of fans line up every year to get their photo taken with it.

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