Sylvester Stallone’s Retro Behind-the-Scenes ‘Rocky’ Photos Will Knock You Out

The Italian Stallion came out swinging on Instagram with a flurry of cool throwback pics.

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Sylvester Stallone must be feeling a little punchy in the wake of all the praise lavished on Creed, the seventh Rocky movie and the first to earn him an Oscar nod since 1977.

While he’s taking a swing at Best Supporting Actor this year, Stallone was previously nominated for Best Actor and Best Screenplay for the original Rocky. The classic underdog flick won Best Picture, but Sly didn’t take home an Oscar himself.

The 69-year-old slugger returned to the site of his greatest glory by sharing a series of black and white stills and behind-the-scenes shots featuring Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed’s first showdown in the ring.

As captivating as these photos are, Stallone’s amped-up Instagram commentary just might be the best part. 

Again nostalgia time. I really like looking back at this moment in time…

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Flashback! Rocky versus Apollo Creed! 1976… One of my favorite photos.

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FLASHBACK! July 4th 1976 APOLLO BRINGING THE THUNDER!

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FLASHBACH 1976. Comeback!

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FLASHBACK. 10th Round

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FLASHBACK NO QUITING…

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FLASHBACK! 11th round Apollo feeling the Rock

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FLASKBACK. 12th round

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FLASHBACK End of 13th round!

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FLASHBACK. Apollo's ribs are broken!

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FLASHBACK Rocky'y eye is cut open to be able to see!

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FLASHBACK. Last Round!

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FLASHBACK. Going for it all!!!

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FLASHBACK. LAST CHANCE! 2 seconds!

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FLASHBACK. Final Bell! It is over …

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FLASHBACK. Ain't gonna be no rematch!!!

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FLASHBACK. RESPECT! Apollo was the best

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Chris Wilson