Rocky fought Drago within the Soviet Union … and Kelvin Gastelum‘s combating Robert Whittaker in Australia – and identical to “Rocky IV,” Gastelum says he’s gonna beat the hell outta the home-country hero.
TMZ Sports talked to Gastelum — whose favourite boxer is Rocky Balboa (sure, everyone knows he’s a fictional character) — days earlier than combating Whittaker, the UFC middleweight champ … in his house nation.
Gastelum lives in California … and traveled 8,000 miles for this battle. So, he’s anticipating everybody on the continent to be rooting towards him.
Sounds quite a bit like “Rocky IV” … however Kelvin says he ain’t anxious.
“It’s all good. Look what happens at the end. Rocky turns everybody over on his side, and he wins the fight.”
Gastelum says that’s exactly what he’s gonna do … however as an alternative of a crushing knockout blow, he’s gonna “rip his head off” and take his belt.
“I plan on taking that 12 pounds of gold. It’s a long flight home. I don’t plan on going empty-handed.”