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Big Yank Ball
Character information
Nickname(s) The Sergeant
Gender Male
Born: October 27, 1954 (1954-10-27) (age 62)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 248 pounds (112 kg)
Reach 84 inches (213 cm)

Heavyweight/Cruiserweight Boxer

Portrayed by: Anderson "Big Yank" Ball in Rocky III film
Known Opponents: *Rocky Balboa (defeated by boxer)

Big Yank Ball was a boxer that fought Rocky Balboa.


A guy that used to serve as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Big Yank Ball turned into a pro boxer and makes an appearance in the news in Rocky III. He was from Bangor, Maine. Big Yank Ball was also one of Rocky's opponents in the intro to Rocky III. Yank Ball was the US Army Champion challenging for Rocky's World belt. Big Yank Ball was played by actor Anderson "Big Yank" Ball in the Rocky III film.[1]


  1. Contenders: The Fighters of Rocky (Part 2), profiles the pugilists of Rocky III, by Jeremy Dunham November 6, 2002, accessed January 3, 2012

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