Shirts please, uncles!

Shirts please, uncles!
Cinema Still: Grudge Match, starring Sylvester Stallone.

Will the ancient Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro embarrass themselves in Grudge Match?

I've never seen a bad boxing movie.

Having sat through at least 25 movies about boxers over the decades (can't be bothered to count), I can't think of one off the top of my head that was a complete stinker.

A couple of the Rocky sequels, maybe?

All I can really remember are great pictures exploring the timeless theme of beefy men - and a few gals - punching each other in the face.

The Champ, When We Were Kings, Cinderella Man, Pulp Fiction, Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter, Girlfight, The Hurricane, The Boxer, Rust and Bone, Fat City, the list goes on.

Of course, the two greatest boxing movies of all time are arguably the original Rocky (1976) and Raging Bull (1980), starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro respectively.

Now, these two titans are combining their powers to create Grudge Match, a boxing movie for the ages - or more accurately the aged.

The question is, will Grudge Match end up being the one boxing movie in history that makes us all cringe in embarrassment?

These men are 70 years old for goodness' sake (well, Stallone is just shy of being a septuagenarian at 67).

Do we really want to see them SHIRTLESS?

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