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Rocky III Vs. Rocky IV: Which Sylvester Stallone Boxing Movie Is Better?

It has long been understood that the Academy Award-winning Rocky is the best in the franchise. The 1976 drama, which happens to be one of the best sports movies of all time, rang the opening bell for the successful franchise and turned its star, Sylvester Stallone, into one of the most prominent figures in Hollywood for the past half-century. But, while that is settled, there is still one debate that lingers: which is the better of the Rocky movies, Rocky III or Rocky IV?

Well, if you’ve come looking for a championship fight to decide which of these two Rocky movies is the best in the sequel weight-class, then sit down, grab some popcorn, and prepare yourself for five rounds of hard-hitting action, where we’ll break down each movie’s plot, villain, fight, montage (because of course ), and signature song. Let’s go to the eye of the tiger with our hearts on fire…

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The plot

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