The Stallone Boxing Hall of Fame was misreported earlier. It WAS for his "writing" the Rocky movie not "acting" as a boxer. He clearly made the statement in respect to the boxers, and my respect to SLY!
Read from yahoo
If anyone could understand the 44-year-old Tyson’s mind-set, it was Stallone, who penned the script about an underdog boxer from Philadelphia named Rocky Balboa and then played the part in the movies. “Rocky” was released in 1976 and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning best picture, best director and best film editing.
“Rocky” made Stallone what he is today and captured boxing’s heart from the outset. Every induction weekend is punctuated by the theme song from “Rocky,” and on this day it seemed a little bit louder than usual as it blared over the loudspeakers when the honorees made their way onstage.
“I’ve never pretended to be a boxer. I don’t possess those skills,” said Stallone, who skipped the annual pre-induction parade because of security concerns. “What I do think I have is an understanding of what goes on outside the ring. Outside the ring is sometimes maybe an even bigger struggle than what goes on inside the ring, and I was able to capture that. Then I believe that you can identify more with the fighter.”
Stallone paused as the crowd erupted again.
“More than that, you also realize that our life is a constant battle,” Stallone said. “Sometimes I write things that may seem a little sentimental, but I truly believe it’s not how hard you can hit—it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward because that’s really what makes the difference in your life.”
Stallone also wrote five other movies based on the Rocky Balboa character and in 2006 was awarded the Boxing Writers Association of America award for “Lifetime Cinematic Achievement in Boxing.”
“There is special reverence for me,” Stallone said. “They are the greatest athletes in the world. They are our connection to the past and our way to the future. They are the guys that go in there and take the blows and show that if you really put it out there on the line, you are a champion. You may not be the champion of the world, but you’ll be the champion of your life.
“And Yo Adrian, I did it!” Stallone shouted in closing, repeating one of the more famous lines from the movie.
THIS WAS FROM YAHOO.