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Fight Goes on for Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky' Statue

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Aug 05, 2006 | 7:53am EDT

A bronze Rocky statue is on the ropes in Philadelphia because city officials can't decide where to put it.

The likeness of Sylvester Stallone's movie boxing champ was dedicated to the city by the movie star in 1982, but dignitaries still can't decide where the statue's permanent home should be.

And a campaign to erect the larger-than-life statue at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps has fallen flat because snobby museum bosses insist the piece isn't artistic enough.

A spokesman for the city Art Commission says, "It's a prop."

The commission has suggested the search should continue to find a permanent home for Stallone's statue.

Stallone himself, who will return with a sixth Rocky film later this year, has been fighting to find the statue a suitable home after learning it had been placed in storage.

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