posted on Apr, 25 2004 @ 08:38 AM
oh boy...gimme a break, stallone is a no talent who's career should have ended after the original rocky, i think i will have to skip this show
Stallone Goes Back to Boxing for TV Show
Sat Apr 24, 4:07 PM ET Add Entertainment - AP to My Yahoo!
ESSEN, Germany - Sylvester Stallone (news), the star of the five "Rocky" movies, says he's hoping to draw people who don't like boxing to his latest
on-screen venture — a reality television show featuring young fighters.
Stallone, 57, is the executive producer of "The Contender," slated to start next year, finding and grooming would-be boxers.
"All these 16 fighters must have a very good story and an interesting background," Stallone said Saturday at a fitness fair in Germany. "You'll get to
know their wives and children, their mothers. It's very emotional."
"What I really want is for people, especially women, who don't like boxing, to watch this show because it's a drama," he added.
The winner of the NBC series is to get $1 million and the chance to become a professional prize fighter. The boxers will fight one another in a weekly
elimination process similar to other reality shows.
Stallone, in Essen to promote his nutritional products company, Instone, said he likely would no longer be tempted by a major movie role that would
take him away from his family for months.
"I had my high point 30 years ago," he said. "I had a very unusual career. It was too good — how do you top that?"