LOOK: Sylvester Stallone presented with special WBC belt for 40th anniversary of ROCKY franchise

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman did the honors this week as movie icon Sylvester Stallone received a very special presentation.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the hit ‘Rocky’ movie, Sulaiman made the award of a special commemorative green belt for Stallone to add to his collection.

Upon completion of the meeting, Sulaiman revealed his delight at handing over the title to one of the biggest boxing stars of the silver screen.

“What an amazing day with Sylvester Stallone, the greatest ambassador of boxing. We presented his 40th Rocky Anniversary belt.

“A unique piece to celebrate his iconic career,” he added.

Stallone added: “I would like to thank the president of the WBC Mauricio Sulaiman and my great friend, Miguel Aleman Magnani for presenting me with this simply incredible 40th-anniversary Rocky championship belt which I will treasure always!

“What an honor from such a respected organization,” added Sly.

Currently working on the sequel to Rocky spin-off ‘Creed’, Stallone is much-revered by the pugilistic community having won an Oscar and Golden Globe for his portrayal of the loveable character from Philadelphia.

Rocky Balboa is a symbol of hope for money that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, having overcome the odds to win the world heavyweight championship against the greatest fighter of his time, Apollo Creed.