Come on now, can you even do a list like this without the actual Rocky theme? Of course not.
As many know, Sylvester Stallone was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame recently.
I remember when this news first broke, I was talking with Jack Hirsch, the president of BWAA at the Khan/Maidana fight. Hirsch asked me and another boxing journalist how we felt about Stallone making it into the Boxing Hall of Fame.
All three of us basically came to the agreement that Stallone did indeed deserve it for what he did with Rocky and what that did for the sport of boxing.
We all were in agreement that even the Rocky theme song alone triggers so much passion and emotion alone, and that is all epic stuff again for the sport of boxing.
If you are not running up those steps to your local government building as fast as you can with your hands raised high in the air declaring victory to this song, then you probably do not have a pulse.
In conclusion if you noticed the songs most associated with boxing are not only inspiring, motivating songs, but they are also often associated with the most exciting fighters who fought to entertain the crowds.
Songs most associated with the most exciting fighters such as Gatti, Tyson, Pacquiao are the songs that we most recognize. Even Rocky Balboa, despite being a fictional character from film, was exciting to watch fight. Rocky did not run and hide or hold and hug for 12 rounds.
So use the most inspiring songs such as these iconic boxing songs to motivate and inspire you to be the best champion at whatever it is you want to do in life; after all, that is why we love listening to these songs.
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