BRITISH professional boxer Tony Bellew is to appear with Sylvester Stallone in the new ‘Rocky’ spin-off movie ‘Creed’.
The cruiserweight fighter has been cast as Pretty Boy Porter in the film, which will star Michael B. Jordan star as the grandson of Rocky’s most famous opponent and friend Apollo Creed – played by Carl Weathers in previous films in the franchise – who Rocky decides to train.
Bellew admits he stalled on signing his contract for the film – which will be directed by Ryan Coogler – because he wanted to focus on his fight with his bitter rival Nathan Cleverly, whom he defeated on points in their rematch last Saturday night.
However, when he was first contacted about the part, Bellew admits he thought the offer was a prank call and he put the phone down twice on the person contacting him before taking the call seriously. BANG!