ByMatt Juul, writer at
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Matt Juul

Between the James Brown musical number and Paulie's robotic romance, Rocky IV is already one of the franchise's most over-the-top sequels. Somehow, the film seems even more ridiculous once you give it a Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! makeover.

The YouTube channel Hat-Loving Gamer recently reimagined the '80s flick using the graphics of the classic NES game, and the results were pretty awesome. Ivan Drago, the iconic character originally played by and star Dolph Lundgren, gets the feature treatment in this parody video, which includes a humorous recreation of Sylvester Stallone's snowy training montage.

As nice little Easter eggs for gamers and fight fans, Tetris, Mike Tyson, and the heavyweight Snorlax also have cameos in the hilarious video.

If you got a kick out of the Rocky IV Punch Out parody, another YouTube user created a similar video for the possible matchup between Irish superstar Conor McGregor and retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

What other boxing films would you like to see get the Punch Out treatment? Let us know in the comments below.


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