Movie character ROCKY BALBOA's robe and gloves will share a place with iconic artifacts including US President Abraham Lincoln's top hat and inventor THOMAS EDISON's light bulb in an American museum.
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC will now house the famous memorabilia from the Rocky films, which stars Sylvester Stallone as the plucky boxer.
He jokes, "I knew I was getting old, but I didn't think I would be with the dinosaurs so soon.
"No, actually, I'm really unbelievably overwhelmed."
The items donated by the star include the black and yellow robe in 1976's Rocky, a black hat and a pair of autographed boxing gloves from ROCKY II and his red, white and blue boxing shorts from ROCKY III.