The last time Robert De Niro laced on the gloves for the big screen he delivered a knockout as Jake LaMotta in “Raging Bull.”
More than 30 years later, he was given a chance to fight again. But he wasn’t going to do it without the undisputed champion of boxing movies, Rocky himself.
Raging Bull, meet Aging Bull. It’s De Niro vs. Sylvester Stallone in a geriatric battle for the aged.
“It was just common sense who did it,” De Niro said. “It could have gone either way for me if he didn’t do it.”