Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena

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Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, 1976

 

Rocky Balboa loses to Apollo Creed in "Rocky."


Yo, Adrian! The Oscar-winning "Rocky" took place in Philadelphia, but the most inspiring defeat in boxing history (fictional or otherwise) was filmed in Los Angeles at the Sports Arena. That's not the bad news, though. No, the bad news is that Sylvester Stallone filmed five more "Rocky" movies anywhere at all.