May 28, 1982
Rocky is enjoying all of the benefits that come with the title of heavyweight champion when he is publicly challenged by a newcomer. This outspoken challenger pushes Rocky into a fight in which the title is lost, his trainer dies, and emotional chaos ensues. Rocky loses faith in his own ability. In a twist of fate, a longtime nemesis offers to train Rocky for the title rematch. He must rebuild skills, muscle, and confidence before walking into Madison Square Garden.