November 25, 2015
Rocky Balboa was an unknown fighter with aspirations to be boxing's Heavyweight Champion. He meets Apollo Creed in the ring when Creed challenges him to a publicity match. Creed doesn't take Rocky seriously until he's knocked down in the first round. The two battle it out to the end with neither being the winner. They have rematch after rematch and gradually become friends. Apollo and Rocky were so close that they fought together in an exhibition match in the Soviet Union. It was during this match that Apollo died. Years later, Apollo's son travels all the way to Philadelphia to ask the retired Rocky to be his boxing trainer.