When Celebrities Watch a Boxing Match
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None is at the forefront of Hollywood’s tryst with boxing more than Sylvester Stallone What is it exactly that draws celebrities to boxing events like fireflies to light? Of course, that’s not to imply in the slightest that their interest in sport is exclusive to the sweet science, but yet there is something about boxing that a large number of actors and pop-icons seem to fluidly embrace. Here is a statistic for you.
Close to 200 movies about boxing have been produced till date and if Jake Gyllenhaal’s recent release, Southpaw, is anything to go by, Hollywood’s fascination with pugilism displays no signs of abating just yet.Here then, is a look at such celebrities whose love of boxing transcends the odd pair of fashionable ringside tickets and manifests itself as genuine support and passion for the sport: Mickie Rourke, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Donald Trump, Jay-Z, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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