Someone needs to cast Demi Lovato in the next Rocky!
The singer lands an epic, knock-out punch while boxing with Rocky himself — Sylvester Stallone — in a video Lovato, 24, posted on Instagram.
“Just knocking out Rocky (@officialslystallone),” she says. “Easy day at @unbreakableperformance.. #nobigdeal #boxingLEGEND.”
The duo hit the mat for a quick fight at the Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood, circling each other before Stallone, 70, goes in for a punch. Lovato deftly ducks before landing one of her own — right to the legend’s face, and Stallone falls to the floor.
“I slipped! I slipped!” he says. “I slipped, I swear, it was an accident!”
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But he clearly thinks Lovato is ready for her big-screen boxing moment, and posted the video on his Instagram account. “Rocky gets knocked out by his long-lost daughter, Roxana … Starring Demi Lovato,” he wrote, along with the hashtags #upsetofthecentury and #Rocky8.
Lovato has long struggled with her body image and has spoken openly about her issues with binge eating and bulimia, which led to a stint in rehab at age 18. Now proud of her body, she regularly posts about her love of kickboxing and jiu jitzu.
“Fitness and health is really important to me because I perform my best whenever my mind and body is at its best,” Lovato said in a video. “I really love training jiu jitzu, it’s something that’s very new to me but also it’s something that I’m already passionate about.”