Did Sylvester Stallone Break Up Real Fight On Creed Set With Tony Bellew?
Sylvester Stallone reportedly broke up a very real, unscripted fight on the set of his Rocky sequel Creed. While shooting in Aston, Pennsylvania on Monday, an actor and boxer named Tony Bellew, who plays a character named Pretty Ricky in the movie, jumped out of the ring while shooting a scene and really started punching a man who plays his corner coach in the film. It’s unclear what prompted the real-life fight.
TMZ reports Stallone and others involved in the movie rushed to the brawl and separated the two men. Security also kicked everyone off the set while the police were called. But a source close to Stallone tells Gossip Cop, the actor “was not in the vicinity when the altercation took place. We have also reached out to Warner Bros. for a comment.
Creed stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa’s former rival and then friend Apollo Creed (originally played by Carl Weathers). The younger Creed is looking to also become a boxing champ, so he heads to Philadelphia to ask Rocky to be his trainer. At first, Rocky is reluctant to take Creed on, but he then relents and trains Creed for a shot at the title.