Watch: Stallone drops brother Frank with a wicked body shot between Rocky III takes

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Hollywood star and friend of boxing, Sylvester Stallone has shared even more fascinating footage from his time filming the 'Rocky' franchise.

This time around, Stallone was sparring brother Frank (who also appeared in the films) during takes for Rocky III in 1982.

Stallone, wearing his shorts from the first fight with Clubber Lang, fended off a real onslaught from Frank before dropping his sibling with a tidy body shot.

Below, Stallone tells all in his own words:

"(This is) Old footage of me Boxing my brother Frank (The Tank) Stallone. A few angry rounds in between the fight scenes while filming Rocky 3, and as usual things always get carried away with brothers," the Cobra and Copland star pointed out.

"I've sparred with Frank many, many times and without exception. it always turns out that one of us ends up throwing a cheap shot. Usually, it's me and the battle is on!

"I used to hate sparring Frank because he's always coming at me with an assortment of non-stop left hooks. He's relentless and he has a great jaw, which I tried to smash as often as possible. I remember when I was training for Rocky III, we were at the gym for hours working with Mr. T - training very hard every day. When I finished working with Mr. T, which was always a painful affair because he's just so damn strong, he would go train on the speed bag or heavy bag and Frank and I would take on all volunteers who wanted to get into the ring and say that they boxed with ROCKY.

Old footage of me Boxing my brother FRANK THE TANK , @frank.stallone a few angry rounds in between the fight scenes while filming Rocky 3 and as usual things always get carried away with brothers! I've sparred with Frank many many times and without exception it always turns out that one of us ends up throwing a cheap shot, usually it's me and the battle is on! I used to hate sparring Frank because he's always coming at me with an assortment of nonstop left hooks, and he's relentless, and he has a great jaw , Which I tried to smash as often as possible… I remember when I was training for Rocky III we were at the gym for hours working with Mr T training very hard every day , and when I finished working with Mr T , which was always a painful affair, because he's just so damn strong, he would go train on the speed bag or heavy bag and Frank and I would take on all volunteers who wanted to get into the Ring and say that they Boxed with ROCKY. Usually it was Guys that worked at the studio, like carpenters, big Teamsters, construction workers, Etc. , anyone who wanted to spar a couple rounds , our door was always open. That's how we would get in shape real fast. Some days we drive home feeling very good, and other days we would crawl home feeling very bad. The most fun was to spar much larger men , sometimes being outweighed by over 100 pounds and they hit very hard but because of their size,they would also miss quite a bit and after throwing heavy punches and They're not hitting anything , drains the big man very very quickly .. unfortunately, exhaustion usually set in for them after one round , and being repeatedly hammered by a couple of well-placed body shots, A man is barely able to lift his arms and now it was our turn to dish it out , And boy did we… That's what I would call a great era of painful fun... #cheap shot artist #Rocky #Boxing #the ring #knockout #sparring #ILLEGALBLOW!

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"Usually, it was guys that worked at the studio, like carpenters, big teamsters, construction workers, etc...Anyone who wanted to spar a couple rounds, our door was always open. That's how we would get in shape real fast. Some days, we drive home feeling very good, and other days we would crawl home feeling very bad.

"The most fun was to spar much larger men, sometimes being outweighed by over 100 pounds and they hit very hard but because of their size. They would also miss quite a bit and after throwing heavy punches not hitting anything, (it) drains the big man very very quickly. unfortunately, exhaustion usually set in for them after one

"Unfortunately, exhaustion usually set in for them after one round, and being repeatedly hammered by a couple of well-placed body shots, a man is barely able to lift his arms.

"Now it was our turn to dish it out...and boy did we. That's what I would call a great era of painful fun."