All photos courtesy of Jimmy Gambina and totalrocky.com
All of the following scenes take place at the Main Street Gym in Los Angeles, California
In the above scene Rocky and Dipper (Stan Shaw) actually get in a street fight in the gym. They should have left it in.
My trainer/manager Mel Epstein can be seen on the above photo on the extreme left, with the white shirt and white hair, standing directly behind Jimmy Gambina (son of manager Ralph Gambina). I was standing to the right of Mel. Not only did they cut the scene from the movie but they cut me from the photo! In fact I was in the two scenes above as well. I still don't know why they were cut, they were actually pretty good.