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Sylvester Stallone shares Rocky IV throwback photos

‘Always a pleasure being Smashed by Dolph…’

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It’s been more than three decades since Rocky Balboa faced off against the notorious Soviet boxer Ivan Drago, and now, Sylvester Stallone is looking back on that iconic Cold War fight by sharing a few behind-the-scenes photos.

Stallone, who wrote, directed and starred in Rocky IV, took to Facebook to share a few rare photos from the 1985 film that he says even he hadn’t seen before. Rocky IV found Stallone reprising his role as the legendary boxer, taking on Dolph Lundgren’s Drago after Drago killed his friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the ring.

“Of all the movie fights I’ve had this guy was by far the most powerful…. Trust me on that,” Stallone captioned one photo with Lundgren. “Always a pleasure being Smashed by Dolph…” he added on another.

See all of Stallone’s photos of the cinematic fight below.