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Stallone Attacks Auction -- 'Rocky' Gloves Are FAKE

4/13/2011 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A pair of boxing gloves said to be worn by Sylvester Stallone in the original "Rocky" movie have just been pulled from a high profile Hollywood auction -- all because Sly himself is calling BS on the authenticity of the items.

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The gloves were set to hit the auction block next month during an event organized by Profiles In History -- a pretty well-known memorabilia dealer.

But once Stallone got wind of the event -- his lawyer, legal pit bull Marty Singer, fired off a cease and desist letter to PIH stating, "Be advised that these items are not 'Sylvester Stallone's boxing gloves from the first Rocky' and they are not authentic."
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Stallone threatened to sue if the items weren't 86'd from the auction ASAP.

PIH obliged -- and says it is "withdrawing the items pending further research." Though a rep tells us the company is VERY confident the gloves are legit. 




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1.

Kathy    

I don't see how anyone could believe anything is "authentic" at these auctions. Too much lying going on.

1204 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

*** Because Marty Singer says they're not authentic they're not. Marty is a god in Los Angeles. (Love ya, Marty!) ***

1204 days ago
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mjfan212    

at first i thought why is TMZ making a big deal over Kobe say ***ot then i thought ooo yea Harvey is gay thats why no jk hey Harvey how about some Jesse James stories i guess it pays to be friends with TMZ they won't post anything abt if your the boss friend well thats sad you chase kids around taking away their privacy but leave the A HOLE of america to just cheat and do as he please with out any paps from tmz chasing him or stories abt him but yet you hound Tiger Woods hmmm

1204 days ago
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artie help    

is jackie stallone still smoking hog for money??

1204 days ago
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richard pierce    

PLEASE stop calling that Shyster Marty Singer a "Legal Pit Bull" - I own several very nice pit bulls that they take great offense at being compaired to this cheap ambulance chaser!

1204 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

lol, ok, DNA test coming.

1204 days ago
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Truth Hurts     

He IS A HAS BEEN WITH NO VALUE WHY WOULD I BUY HIS STUFF

1204 days ago
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harvey is an idiot    

What the hell is POH? You referred to "Profiles in History" That's PIH. GOD you people are STUPID!

1204 days ago
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Laura    

Why does TMZ post old news copied from another site? I read Dan Benton's article about this over at the prop blog long before TMZ ran this . Old news is no news.

1204 days ago
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mjfan212    

at first i thought why is TMZ making a big deal over Kobe say ***ot then i thought ooo yea Harvey is gay thats why no jk hey Harvey how about some Jesse James stories i guess it pays to be friends with TMZ they won't post anything abt if your the boss friend well thats sad you chase kids around taking away their privacy but leave the A HOLE of america to just cheat and do as he please with out any paps from tmz chasing him or stories abt him but yet you hound Tiger Woods hmmm

1204 days ago
11.

Jamie    

Kobe was an ass before he said this and he will continue to be an ass after.

1204 days ago
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jackmama311    

if the glove don't fit, you must acquit.

1204 days ago
13.

John    

Stallone, you did a good thing by confirming that hey aren't authintic.

1203 days ago
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Gelsoesia    

pair of boxing gloves not should be auctions.It is relic of boldest boxer.Skinny Fiber

1203 days ago
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Lisa    

moviepropcollectors .com has a good article up about this with an update and a letter nobody else has put up. Pretty interesting.

1200 days ago
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