See Why This “Rocky” Actor Served Years In Prison

Posted On : September 1, 2015

8-29 FB rocky trainerRemember the trainer/manager who first trained “Apollo Creed” and then “Rocky Balboa” in the film Rocky? We all knew him as “Tony ‘Duke’ Evers,” the no-nonsense character in the film, but what we didn’t know is that the real man behind the character, actor Tony Burton, had something in common with “Duke.” In real life, he vcame from the boxing world- he was a boxer before the world ever knew him. He even won the Michigan Golden Gloves Light Heavyweight Boxing Championship and boxed professionally for a short time.

8-28 rocky- tony burton9But before Burton got his start in acting, he was living the wild life- on the streets and going for broke every chance he got. One day his luck ran out and he got hit with three and a half years in the pen’ for robbery, serving his time at the California Institution for Men in Chino, CA.

Realizing that was a bad decision on his part, he began…

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