When the word got out that Donnie is Apollo's illegitimate son, the media heavily publicized the story of his infidelity, which catches the eye of the trainer for the reigning light-heavyweight champion, "Pretty" Ricky Conlan (Tony Bellew). 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. En la esquina, Rocky le dice a Apollo que va a tirar la toalla, pero Apollo le prohíbe hacerlo, a pesar de las súplicas desesperadas del entrenador de Apollo. 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). Pese a un rechazo inicial, Rocky acepta el combate, en el que Apollo, contra pronóstico, no consigue noquearle, resultando únicamente vencedor a los puntos. 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.  Others include "The King of Sting", "The Dancing Destroyer", "The Prince of Punch", and "The Count of Monte Fisto". 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. A planned Bicentennial fight against number-one contender Mac Lee Green was scheduled for January 1, 1976, which Creed gladly hypes whenever someone places a microphone in front of 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. El combate se desarrolla de una manera muy parecida al combate anterior, pero Balboa ha mejorado notablemente su derecha y su técnica en el ring, mientras que Apollo ya no subestima a su contrincante. While down, Donnie sees visions of his relationship with his girlfriend, Rocky's ailing composure, and finally, a scene of his father in his prime – motivating Donnie to return to his feet (and baffling Conlan and the audience). During this talk, he states, "Now when we fought ... you had that eye of the tiger". 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. This prompts Creed to tell Balboa to "give everybody a present and drop this chump." After his victory, Creed reveals his favor—a third fight with Rocky (not as a bloody fight between bitter rivals, but as a private sparring match between friends). Come on, Creed." Rocky compliments his father's boxing ability and reveals that Apollo won their third match. At a young age, not only does he possess the boxing skills of his father, but also his fiery temper. En Rocky V solo se le hace referencia ya que en Rocky V Tommy "The Machine" Gunn utiliza los calzones de Apollo Creed el excampeón de los pesos pesados. Apollo, en una aparición meramente testimonial, saluda a los contrincantes (Clubber Lang y al campeón Rocky Balboa) previamente al combate que supondría la derrota de Rocky. 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". Determined in part to put the disrespectful brute in his place, Creed finds an apprehensive and bereaved Balboa at Mickey's gym. Creed brushes off the idea of the left-handed Balboa giving him a fight, pledging to knock him out in three rounds. After the revelation, Rocky tells Donnie that, though he's never had the chance to thank Apollo for stepping in when Mickey died, it does not match what he's done for him and that he loves him. 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. Before the match, the former champion Creed steps into the ring to greet the fighters. Rocky wants to stop the fight but Apollo refuses. However, Apollo is not ready for the extreme size and strength of the Russian. Rocky, agobiado por su situación económica, acepta. Durante ese saludo, Clubber Lang le dedica palabras poco amables a Creed, lo que supondrá un acicate para que, tras la derrota de Balboa y el fallecimiento de Mickey, su entrenador, se convierta en el nuevo entrenador de Balboa. En el videojuego Rocky Legends se muestra que el entrenador de Apollo, Tony Duke era boxeador y se enfrentó ante el y al ganar Apollo le pide a Duke que sea su entrenador y Duke acepta. At the beginning of the 15th round, he tells Rocky, "You're going down", to which Rocky replies, "No way". In the second film, Creed angrily demands a rematch in the hospital ER, and challenges Rocky to finish the fight from the climax of the first film. Creed also explains his choice by saying: "Who discovered America? Donnie, to his mother's dismay, moves to Philadelphia to seek out Rocky. Apollo entra en escena con una entrada majestuosa y una canción interpretada por James Brown. The fight also results in Creed finally acknowledging Balboa's ability as a fighter, rather than seeing him as a fluke. The film begins with Donnie fighting and overpowering a much bigger boy in a youth detention centre. The character was inspired by the real-life champion Muhammad Ali, having what one author remarked as the same "brash, vocal, [and] theatrical" personality. When he steps up to Lang, the latter slaps away Creed's hand and mockingly insists that he "don't want no has-been messin' in my corner". After getting his mind straight, Donnie makes a pact with Rocky that they would both fight their respective battles together. Rocky's pupil Tommy Gunn also claimed to have been a fan of Rocky since his first fight with Apollo. Not wanting a repeat of the first fight (and ignoring the pleas of his trainers), he vows to knock Balboa out rather than taking the safer route by winning on points. However, a vision of Mickey telling him to get up gave Rocky the strength to win the street fight. An enraged Rocky then sets out to avenge Apollo's death by challenging Drago himself and agrees to an unsanctioned 15 round bout in the Soviet Union. Esta página se editó por última vez el 26 oct 2020 a las 03:39. Además, su rival Iván Drago es físicamente muy superior, por lo que el primer asalto se salda con una paliza monumental para Apollo. Sylvester Stallone stated, "[Jack] Johnson served as the inspiration for the character of Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies"; the character is loosely based on a combination of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Louis, and Jack Johnson. Apollo Creed, former heavyweight champ and Rocky Balboa's best friend, 100% deserved to lose to Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Apollo Creed was born on August 17th, 1942 in Los Angeles County, California, there isn't much information regarding Creed's childhood, but based off Creed's bright intelligence, it is assumed that he had a good education and that his family was middle class. Conlan presents an unrelenting attack on Donnie, in which he knocks him down. 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." Upon reviewing the local boxers in Philadelphia, Creed is drawn to a club fighter named Rocky Balboa, because Balboa is Italian and has a catchy nickname, "The Italian Stallion". Protagonist Rocky Balboa, Creed's rival in Rocky and Rocky II, faces underdog odds (five-to-one in Rocky II) and views Creed with respect, pointedly refusing the prodding of a reporter to trash-talk against Creed (although it is implied that, being poorly educated at that point, he didn't understand the meaning of the word "derogatory"), even after the flamboyant Creed publicly taunted him, by laconically remarking, "He's great. y, por otro lado, en el aspecto mental, Creed creía que Rocky debía recuperar "la mirada del tigre", las ganas de ganar. 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.. In the seventh installment, it has been revealed that Creed had an affair sometime before his death, and from that, Adonis "Donnie" Johnson Creed was born. Apollo Creed's personality and fighting style has been compared to real-life boxer Muhammad Ali. En el spin-off de la saga Rocky, (Creed) tiene un hijo que nunca logró conocer antes de su estrepitosa muerte en Rocky IV, Adonis Johnson Creed, decide seguir los pasos de su padre, y convertirse en boxeador, y su entrenador es quien fuera su rival y amigo, Rocky Balboa. 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). Eager to change minds and ignoring the pleas of his staff to "let it go", Creed challenges Balboa to a second fight on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. He is a tough but agile boxer, who is, as the series begins, the undisputed heavyweight world champion. His powerful jab and emphasis on agility complement his flashy personality and outfit. During the commentary before the Rocky vs. Mason Dixon fight, a montage of Rocky's opponents that omits his two fights against Apollo is shown.  He then endures a gruelling 15-round fight with Balboa, who gets to his feet after Creed takes him down with an uppercut in the 14th round in what appeared to be the end of the match. 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. 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. While Rocky visits him in jail, Donnie angrily blames him for his father's death, while Rocky tries to calm him down and understand Apollo, who isn't there to defend himself. 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. 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. 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.  In spite of his trainer's concern when he sees Balboa in a television interview, training by punching sides of beef in a meat-packing plant, Creed puts more effort into giving everyone a good show rather than training for the bout. By Farayi Mungoshi. There was a poster of Apollo and Rocky during the events of Rocky II in Rocky Jr's bedroom before the Balboas went bankrupt. However, Donnie wants to continue to fight to prove that he is not "a mistake". Before the match begins, Creed expresses his confidence that Rocky will win. This was the first time anyone had ever taken the champion the full 15 rounds. Jump. 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. Apollo busca un nuevo rival y entonces es cuando hace publicidad diciendo que le dará una oportunidad al cualquier boxeador por el título. Creed calls this fire the "eye of the tiger".  Not wanting the Soviets to appear superior to American fighters, the patriotic Apollo challenges Drago to an exhibition match and calls out Drago at the press conference that sets up their exhibition bout in the Jubilee showroom at the first MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 31, 1985. The film ends as each boxer hits the other at the same time, symbolizing the equality of their greatness. A 2013 poll of former heavyweight champions and boxing writers, including former WBA heavyweight star James "Bonecrusher" Smith, ranked Creed as the second-best boxer in the Rocky series, second only to Rocky himself.. 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. Lo cual llevara a un gran desenlace de la historia de Apollo Creed en Creed II: Defendiendo el legado, https://es.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Apollo_Creed&oldid=130384282, Wikipedia:Artículos con datos por trasladar a Wikidata, Licencia Creative Commons Atribución Compartir Igual 3.0, boxeador profesional y entrenador de boxeo. Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor who portrayed Apollo Creed in the films Rocky, Rocky II, III and IV. In a press interview during training, he also insists that Rocky "cannot last five minutes in the ring with a superior athlete like [him]". Rocky has married his girlfriend Adrian after getting out of the hospital after the first fight, and decided to stop fighting after his brilliant but grueling feat against the world champion. Finalmente, Rocky conseguiría levantarse antes de que acabara la cuenta atrás, alzándose como nuevo campeón de los pesos pesados, diciendo a Apollo que era el mejor. Apollo Creed is a fictional character from the Rocky films. El lugar indicado, sería en Las Vegas en el MGM grand Hotel el 31 de agosto de 1985. Creed se mueve con agilidad pero comienza a notarse que estuvo fuera del ring casi cinco años. En el segundo asalto, Drago termina con su vida al darle un brutal puñetazo derecho en la sien que lo noquea mortalmente. This is a match at which Lang defeats Rocky by KO in the second round. Creed mentions that Rocky will owe him "a big favor" once he wins, which he does not specify at first. 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. Retirado Apollo, la Unión Soviética llega a América con su novato Iván Drago ofreciendo un combate de exhibición a Rocky Balboa, quien se encontraba en reposo con su familia, pero aún como campeón mundial de peso completo. In the third film, a 39-year-old Apollo Creed appears at the first fight between James "Clubber" Lang, 23, and Rocky Balboa, 36, as a guest moderator. The original films release in 1976 also happened while Muhammad Ali was reigning champion. Creed gains a controversial split decision victory, and neither fighter wants a rematch, at least at that moment. Re-energized with Creed shadow-boxing in his corner, Rocky regains his title with a three-round knockout of Lang. In the eleventh round, after an intense flurry, Conlan manages a strong shot that seemingly knocked Donnie unconscious. Apollo había retenido el título de los pesados, pero el vencedor moral y popular del combate había sido Rocky. CREED 1 is a 2015 film in which we discover that Apollo Creed (the fictional character inspired by Muhammed Ali) had an extramarital affair and fathered a child named Adonis Johnson (Donnie), starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis.. An Italian, right? Apollo Creed is a fictional character from the Rocky films.He was played by Carl Weathers.He is a tough but agile boxer, who is, as the series begins, the undisputed heavyweight world champion. Duke suggested he should fight Big Chuck Smith or Billy Snow, but Creed thought Smith was too dull, and Snow fouled too much. Creed helps Rocky rediscover the fire inside, which he had lost in the time leading up to the Lang fight, that had won him the title. 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. A split decision determines Conlan the winner of the fight, and gives Donnie the ultimate respect, telling him that he's "the future of this division". 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. But Creed uses various humiliation tactics to coax Balboa out of retirement, until he and his trainer Mickey Goldmill finally accept the challenge. Apollo Creed (1942-1985) fue un boxeador ficticio en la saga cinematográfica Rocky, interpretado por el actor Carl Weathers.  Rocky has trouble concentrating during his training, suffering from guilt over Mickey's demise and self-doubt. Rocky agrees and begins to put his fear aside. Creed encourages Rocky not to ignore the naysayers that say he is too old but instead refocus himself. Carl Weathers (Nueva Orleans, Luisiana; 14 de enero de 1948) es un actor estadounidense y exjugador de fútbol americano en Estados Unidos y Canadá. Apollo creía firmamente que la victoria de Rocky sobre Clubber Lang debía cimentarse sobre dos pilares: por un lado, sobre su juego de piernas, por lo que machacó a Rocky en entrenamientos de velocidad, resistencia, fuerza, etc. With his character's death, Carl Weathers departed the franchise after Rocky IV. Tommy was eventually allowed to wear Creed's trunks. " In the film and its sequel, Balboa and Creed find themselves basically evenly matched in the ring, ending up friends by the third movie. Rocky's training is geared toward making him quicker and more agile to counter the larger, stronger brawler. When Creed walks away, stunned at this rude display from the belligerent challenger, Lang laughs at him and calls him a "chicken." Carl, who also played professional football with the NFL's Oakland Raiders, by whom he was drafted in 1970, embarked on his Hollywood film acting career at the time of his retirement from the NFL in 1975. Larisadelosnecios_ : tenia que postiarlo ! Apollo muestra la figura de un hombre confiado de sí mismo, seguro de todo y, en ocasiones, creído, lo que ocasionara su prematura muerte, enfrentándose a un púgil de mayor fortaleza física que él (Drago) sin apenas entrenamiento. In Liverpool, Donnie receives a gift from Mary Anne; boxing trunks that strongly resemble his father's trunks, which he passed to Rocky, who then passed them to Tommy "The Machine" Gunn. Duke refuses to work with Donnie to ensure his safety. Apollo cambiará los métodos de entrenamiento de Rocky, trasladándose a los suburbios de Los Ángeles, dónde Apollo comenzó su prometedora carrera como boxeador. By the final round, Creed is well ahead on points; however, he also endures a substantial beating in later rounds, when it becomes apparent he cannot knock Balboa out, and Balboa begins landing his own punches on the tiring Creed. Creed had multiple nicknames, including most prominently "The Master of Disaster". He was played by Carl Weathers. The result was not revealed until the 2015 film Creed, in which Rocky tells Apollo's son that Apollo won this fight. Apollo is confident and doesn't take the fight seriously, but Drago is an absolute monster. In 1998, after Adonis' biological mother's death in the late '90s, Apollo's widow, Mary Anne (Phylicia Rashad), adopts him. Apollo recibía continuas críticas por no haber conseguido tumbar fácilmente al "a priori" débil púgil, por lo que reta de nuevo a Balboa por el título, a pesar de romper su promesa de no concederle revancha. Adrian helps Rocky recognize this as a simple fear of losing again and convinces him that he can't let fear control his life and that he has to fight again, not to prove a point but to live without fear. Creed plows through sparring partners and trains harder than ever before, with the intention of punishing Balboa for the embarrassment he caused eleven months earlier. ", In Rocky, Creed essentially cleans out his division of serious challengers (the few remaining ones being either injured or unavailable) and magnanimously decides to fight local journeyman Balboa for the fan spectacle, as well as the symbol of fighting a man with an Italian background on "this country's biggest birthday. After taunting the Russian and landing a number of ineffectual punches, Creed is pummeled badly in the first round. Apollo retires from boxing soon after. Biography Early Life. He succeeds as the film ends with Rocky winning the fight by knockout in the last round with the Soviet premier and the Politburo looking on. http://www.youtube.com/v/_NTUmrOfyUA : Videos online  This quote is referred to throughout the movie, including the film's theme song, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Michael Wilbon of Pardon the Interruption describes Creed as "maybe the best of all time; in the discussion". 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". era necesario ! El personaje, creado por Sylvester Stallone para el filme, se desarrolla desde la primera entrega de la saga Rocky (1976), como campeón del mundo de los pesos pesados, hasta que muere a manos del boxeador Iván Drago en la cuarta entrega Rocky IV (1985), durante un combate de exhibición. By the start of the second round, Drago pummels Creed with ease. He gives Rocky his signature "colors", his stars and stripes boxing trunks, to wear during the fight (and tells him to wash them afterwards). When the match takes place, Creed dresses up like both George Washington and Uncle Sam in the pre-fight festivities (with his matching trademark "stars and stripes" boxing shorts) and is in a jovial mood until Balboa knocks him down in the first round with a single uppercut, the first time Creed has been knocked down in his career. During Tommy's fight with Union Cane, Rocky commented that it was like his own first fight with Apollo. La escena en la que se dirige al ring en la primera parte de, Para preparar el personaje de Apollo Creed, Carl Weathers se inspiró en, En la empresa de Lucha Libre norteamericana. Creed's desire for a rematch with Balboa intensifies when it becomes clear that the prevailing public opinion is that Creed had been paid to intentionally carry Rocky for the 15-round distance instead of knocking him out early in the fight. 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In 1985, Apollo (43 years old), comes out of a five-year retirement to fight mammoth Soviet Olympic boxer Ivan Drago, who has come to the United States on behalf of the Soviet Union to enter the world of professional boxing. Appearance. Embed from Getty Images. Drago termina con un comentario frío y despectivo sobre él luego de su victoria, diciendo "Si se muere, se muere.". Apollo Creed first appears in the 1976 Oscar-winning film Rocky as the charismatic, intelligent, and undefeated 33-year-old World Heavyweight Champion. In the film series, Apollo Creed is known as one of the world's best fighters, possessing a combination of great speed and strength. Creed teaches Rocky his (Creed's) own fighting style. Apollo Creed (1942-1985) fue un boxeador ficticio en la saga cinematográfica Rocky, interpretado por el actor Carl Weathers. He first seeks tutelage from Duke's son, "Lil' Duke" (Wood Harris), who runs the Delphi Boxing Academy. Rocky again tries to stop the fight by throwing in the towel, but hesitates too long, giving Drago a chance to deliver (just as Rocky drops the towel) a fatal blow to Apollo, who dies in Rocky's arms in the middle of the ring. Apollo adamantly tells Rocky not to stop the fight "no matter what...no matter what!". With Rocky, Duke, and Paulie in his corner, Apollo is overly confident that he can dispense of Drago with ease. Highlighted by a pre-match rendition of "Living in America" by James Brown, Apollo enters the arena from a descending scaffold overhead, dancing to the music in his old red, white, and blue Uncle Sam outfit.  In terms of weaknesses, his only major drawback appears to be his deep sense of pride and strong self-confidence, which allows Rocky to get an edge over him in the ring by surprising Creed in their first encounter.. 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.. Leading up to the fight, Rocky has been diagnosed with cancer, which greatly impacts Donnie's behavior, including being incarcerated for the night after a brawl at a club. Creed initially takes the audience back to 1998, where Adonis "Donnie" Johnson learns that he's the product of an extramarital affair between his mom and Apollo Creed. 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. In the Rocky and Creed films, Apollo Creed is a heavyweight boxing champion who is a rival and later friend of Rocky Balboa. [clarification needed] In the closing seconds of the fight, Donnie finally unleashes a style that is comparable to his father's and Rocky's, and manages to knock down Conlan for the first time in his career.
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