Rocky Balboa may have the Eye of the Tiger, but one of his toughest adversaries has the mind of a genius.

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Standing at 6'5", Dolph Lundgren's brain is not the first thing that may come to mind. But, he's got himself a couple of heavy-duty degrees to go with that heavyweight chin. Before he was punching Sylvester Stallone out of this stratosphere, he was an academic prodigy.

In his pursuit of chemical engineering, the man known to worldwide audiences as Russian boxer Ivan Drago went to schools such as MIT, Clemson University, University of Sydney, and Washington State University where he earned a degree in chemistry.

Wanna hear more of Dolph Lundgren's legendary story? Check this out from NPR!

[Source: NPR]