Sylvester Stallone has been persuaded to get back in the ring as Rocky in a sixth movie by ageing comeback king George Foreman.

The movie star, who is now at work on ROCKY VI, was inspired to revisit his most famous big screen character after Foreman came out of retirement to reclaim his heavyweight boxing title at the age of 45.

Stallone says, "George Foreman decided to go back into the ring when he was close to 40. He didn't let life pass him by and that's what it's all about.

"Thanks to him, I've come up with a believable story for Rocky VI that will satisfy even the most avid Rocky fans."

07/08/2003 21:33