Even though he has lost, he gains his respect from the crowd back since it feels that he fought and lost in a fair fight. Since today is the 4th of July, we thought we’d cover this story because simply put, we dig “Apollo Creed’s” boxing outfit from the film, Rocky, and thought it couldn’t be more fitting for a holiday like today. Al ver unas agendas de los boxeadores de Philadelphia encuentra a Rocky, eligiéndolo como rival, atraído por su apodo "El Potro Italiano" (Semental para Latinoamérica). Pero sobre todo, es un personaje bastante carismático, capaz de convencer a cualquiera, y debido a ello explota su imagen pública a través de su carisma. Según Apollo, América fue descubierto por un italiano (concretamente, por Cristóbal Colón) por lo que al ser Estados Unidos la tierra de las oportunidades, Rocky merecería la oportunidad de optar al título. Both parties would want the fight to happen, however, on the condition that Donnie would assume his actual name instead of his mother's last name, Johnson, to which he agrees, similar to Apollo's desire to select Rocky due to his nickname: "The Italian Stallion". After taunting the Russian and landing a number of ineffectual punches, Creed is pummeled badly in the first round. Duke suggested he should fight Big Chuck Smith or Billy Snow, but Creed thought Smith was too dull, and Snow fouled too much. En el combate, Rocky acaba noqueando a Clubber Lang tras optar por cansarle a lo largo de los asaltos que dura este y, en contraprestación, Apollo le pide un único favor: un combate en un gimnasio a puerta cerrada entre él y Balboa para dirimir quién era realmente el mejor. He is a tough but agile boxer, who is, as the series begins, the undisputed heavyweight world champion. En Rocky 2 Apollo tiene un hijo y una hija que hacen una breve aparición cuando lee las críticas a Marian, ´posteriormente en Rocky 3 se hace mencion de ellos cuando apollo le dice a rocky que cuando lo venció no quería saber nada de sus hijos luego en Creed solo se reconoce a Adonis como su único hijo biológico de un romance extramatrimonial. Unlike their first fight, Creed dominates Balboa throughout most of the second fight, thwarting Rocky's strategy of fighting right-handed (although his trainer states that if he hadn't been bothered by the switching he should have knocked him out by the end of the first round). Rocky's pupil Tommy Gunn also claimed to have been a fan of Rocky since his first fight with Apollo. Re-energized with Creed shadow-boxing in his corner, Rocky regains his title with a three-round knockout of Lang. In a deleted scene when Rocky wakes up, Rocky sees Paulie sleeping and Rocky sees a photo of his first fight with Apollo, but his face is censored and Rocky's face is covered by a scrap of paper with Paulie's head. Apollo había retenido el título de los pesados, pero el vencedor moral y popular del combate había sido Rocky. Apollo Creed is a fictional character from the Rocky films. There was a poster of Apollo and Rocky during the events of Rocky II in Rocky Jr's bedroom before the Balboas went bankrupt. He further says, "You want to jump? Apollo muere en el ring en medio de convulsiones, ante la impotencia de sus compañeros, la incredulidad de la prensa y los comentaristas y la mirada horrorizada de su esposa. 17 years later, presumed to be a well-educated young man, Donnie (Michael B. Jordan) leaves his job to pursue a full-time career in boxing. era necesario ! In Rocky V, the fifth installment of the series, immediately after Rocky Balboa defeated Ivan Drago, Apollo's trainer Duke praises Rocky on his victory by saying that he made everyone proud, especially Apollo by holding up his red, white, and blue trunks. The film ends as each boxer hits the other at the same time, symbolizing the equality of their greatness. In the film series, Apollo Creed is known as one of the world's best fighters, possessing a combination of great speed and strength. Unwilling to waste the time, effort and money he's already invested in the fight, Creed responds with a promotion that will generate huge publicity: He will offer an unknown local fighter an opportunity to battle for the title in a match in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. While meeting up at Adrian's, Rocky is surprised when Donnie mentions a third fight between him and Apollo that happened behind closed doors, presenting himself to be Apollo's son. This month marks the 35 th anniversary of Rocky IV, the greatest sports movie ever made in which the intangible idea of communism is defeated by boxing.The plot follows Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) as he basks in his glorious wealth alongside his friend and former rival Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who is enjoying his retirement as a boxing legend. During the post-fight interview, HBO Boxing analyst Max Kellerman asks Donnie what he would like to say to his father, to which Donnie tearfully says that he loves him and he knows he didn't leave him on purpose, in which he concludes the interview saying he's "proud to be a Creed". This is a match at which Lang defeats Rocky by KO in the second round. Apollo Creed (1942-1985) fue un boxeador ficticio en la saga cinematográfica Rocky, interpretado por el actor Carl Weathers. However, Donnie wants to continue to fight to prove that he is not "a mistake".  Rocky has trouble concentrating during his training, suffering from guilt over Mickey's demise and self-doubt. The character was inspired by the real-life champion Muhammad Ali, having what one author remarked as the same "brash, vocal, [and] theatrical" personality. The fight presents many parallels to Rocky and Apollo's original fight, with Donnie assuming his trainer's role. Creed gains a controversial split decision victory, and neither fighter wants a rematch, at least at that moment. Rocky no hace caso, pero Apollo se emociona pensando que al derrotar al ruso volverá al estrellato así que decide pelear con él en vez de Rocky. Apollo was thereafter only mentioned briefly in past tenses, including a flashback scene between Mickey and Rocky before Balboa's first fight with Creed where Mickey states, "Apollo won't know what hit him." After going toe-to-toe for much of the final round, Creed is knocked down by a left from Balboa, with Balboa falling down in exhaustion as well. Rocky gets up by the count of 9, but Creed is unable to pull himself up and is counted out, losing the match and the championship by knockout, his first professional loss.. He was played by Carl Weathers. Se trata de un boxeador dominado por sus sentimientos y pasiones, que demuestra a lo largo de sus apariciones, tiene una gran autoestima, pero en ocasiones, esta se vuelve orgullo, y le llevan a la perdición. Both fighters are beaten, bloodied, and bruised by the end of the bout—Balboa with severe eye damage and Creed with internal bleeding in the abdomen. The original films release in 1976 also happened while Muhammad Ali was reigning champion. Before the final round, Rocky is adamant on stopping the fight to save Donnie from the long term effects of his injuries, a decision he contemplated 30 years after Apollo's death. En el último y decisivo asalto, con Apollo como virtual vencedor a los puntos, Balboa le propina un puñetazo con su izquierda con el que acaban los dos en el suelo, por lo que si no se levanta ninguno de los dos, el combate acabaría en nulo.