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. 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). 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 adamantly tells Rocky not to stop the fight "no matter what...no matter what!". 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. However, Green hurts his left hand in training and the other top ranked contenders, such as Ernie Roman, Buddy Shaw (ranked fifth), are either busy or don't believe that they can get into shape in time. Creed had multiple nicknames, including most prominently "The Master of Disaster". The fight presents many parallels to Rocky and Apollo's original fight, with Donnie assuming his trainer's role.  Rocky has trouble concentrating during his training, suffering from guilt over Mickey's demise and self-doubt. He further says, "You want to jump? Apollo, por aquel entonces campeón de los pesos pesados, se debería enfrentar el 1 de enero de 1976 con Mac Lee Green, pero este se lesiona la mano y no podrá pelear. 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). 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. What better way to celebrate its 200th birthday than to get it on with one of his descendants?" After a less than stellar introductory round, Donnie finally manages a right hook strong enough to cut Conlan by surprise. 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.  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. Apollo había retenido el título de los pesados, pero el vencedor moral y popular del combate había sido Rocky. In a press interview during training, he also insists that Rocky "cannot last five minutes in the ring with a superior athlete like [him]". In the eleventh round, after an intense flurry, Conlan manages a strong shot that seemingly knocked Donnie unconscious. 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. 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). 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. 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.. [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. This prompts Creed to tell Balboa to "give everybody a present and drop this chump." The original films release in 1976 also happened while Muhammad Ali was reigning champion. The film ends as each boxer hits the other at the same time, symbolizing the equality of their greatness. http://www.youtube.com/v/_NTUmrOfyUA : Videos online 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. The film begins with Donnie fighting and overpowering a much bigger boy in a youth detention centre. En el segundo asalto, Drago termina con su vida al darle un brutal puñetazo derecho en la sien que lo noquea mortalmente. 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. 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.  This quote is referred to throughout the movie, including the film's theme song, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. 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. Donnie, to his mother's dismay, moves to Philadelphia to seek out Rocky. Creed calls this fire the "eye of the tiger". 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. Pese a un rechazo inicial, Rocky acepta el combate, en el que Apollo, contra pronóstico, no consigue noquearle, resultando únicamente vencedor a los puntos. 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 suggested he should fight Big Chuck Smith or Billy Snow, but Creed thought Smith was too dull, and Snow fouled too much. 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. An Italian, right? 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". Duke refuses to work with Donnie to ensure his safety. Además, su rival Iván Drago es físicamente muy superior, por lo que el primer asalto se salda con una paliza monumental para Apollo. This was the first time anyone had ever taken the champion the full 15 rounds. 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. 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. 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. At the beginning of the 15th round, he tells Rocky, "You're going down", to which Rocky replies, "No way". He is a tough but agile boxer, who is, as the series begins, the undisputed heavyweight world champion. After taunting the Russian and landing a number of ineffectual punches, Creed is pummeled badly in the first round. El lugar indicado, sería en Las Vegas en el MGM grand Hotel el 31 de agosto de 1985. " In the film and its sequel, Balboa and Creed find themselves basically evenly matched in the ring, ending up friends by the third movie. Later, during Rocky's street fight with Tommy, he began to hallucinate and saw images of Apollo's death at the hands of Drago, believing that he was about to suffer the same fate. Mickey trains Rocky to become faster (including peculiar methods like chasing and catching a chicken) and instructs him to change his boxing stance, from left-handed to right-handed, both to confuse Creed and to protect his damaged right eye. Despite hesitating at first, Balboa agrees to let Creed train him for a rematch against Lang, who laughs off the prospect of "one has-been teaching another" during a television interview. The result was not revealed until the 2015 film Creed, in which Rocky tells Apollo's son that Apollo won this fight. His powerful jab and emphasis on agility complement his flashy personality and outfit. Creed mentions that Rocky will owe him "a big favor" once he wins, which he does not specify at first. 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. Creed encourages Rocky not to ignore the naysayers that say he is too old but instead refocus himself. Creed harshly taunts Balboa at the press conference, insisting that he would "drop him like a bad habit", telling Balboa as he leaves, "Come November, you're mine!" Larisadelosnecios_ : tenia que postiarlo ! However, Apollo is not ready for the extreme size and strength of the Russian. Determined in part to put the disrespectful brute in his place, Creed finds an apprehensive and bereaved Balboa at Mickey's gym. Rocky happily accepts the challenge. Apollo retires from boxing soon after. 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. Creed brushes off the idea of the left-handed Balboa giving him a fight, pledging to knock him out in three rounds. Come on, Creed." 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. In the film series, Apollo Creed is known as one of the world's best fighters, possessing a combination of great speed and strength. 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. Embed from Getty Images. Apollo has black hair and brown eyes.  Se hizo conocido por haber interpretado a Apollo Creed en la saga de películas Rocky, y por su interpretación de Dillon en la … 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. The pair subsequently travels to the "Tough Gym" in Los Angeles, California, where Creed used to train, in preparation for a rematch with Lang. 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. Tommy was eventually allowed to wear Creed's trunks. Carl Weathers (born January 14, 1948) is an American actor who portrayed Apollo Creed in the films Rocky, Rocky II, III and IV. 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. Creed se mueve con agilidad pero comienza a notarse que estuvo fuera del ring casi cinco años. 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. 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." He first seeks tutelage from Duke's son, "Lil' Duke" (Wood Harris), who runs the Delphi Boxing Academy. At a young age, not only does he possess the boxing skills of his father, but also his fiery temper. Re-energized with Creed shadow-boxing in his corner, Rocky regains his title with a three-round knockout of Lang. 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. 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. 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". 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. Before the match, the former champion Creed steps into the ring to greet the fighters. 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 Creed, former heavyweight champ and Rocky Balboa's best friend, 100% deserved to lose to Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Apollo Creed first appears in the 1976 Oscar-winning film Rocky as the charismatic, intelligent, and undefeated 33-year-old World Heavyweight Champion. Michael Wilbon of Pardon the Interruption describes Creed as "maybe the best of all time; in the discussion". 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.  Others include "The King of Sting", "The Dancing Destroyer", "The Prince of Punch", and "The Count of Monte Fisto". Rocky, agobiado por su situación económica, acepta. Apollo is confident and doesn't take the fight seriously, but Drago is an absolute monster. 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. 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. 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. 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. The character was inspired by the real-life champion Muhammad Ali, having what one author remarked as the same "brash, vocal, [and] theatrical" personality. This is a match at which Lang defeats Rocky by KO in the second round. Creed teaches Rocky his (Creed's) own fighting style. Rocky's pupil Tommy Gunn also claimed to have been a fan of Rocky since his first fight with Apollo. Apollo cambiará los métodos de entrenamiento de Rocky, trasladándose a los suburbios de Los Ángeles, dónde Apollo comenzó su prometedora carrera como boxeador. Biography Early Life. Creed also explains his choice by saying: "Who discovered America? Before the match begins, Creed expresses his confidence that Rocky will win. Apollo busca un nuevo rival y entonces es cuando hace publicidad diciendo que le dará una oportunidad al cualquier boxeador por el título.  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. Rocky compliments his father's boxing ability and reveals that Apollo won their third match. In the sixth installment of the Rocky franchise, Rocky is seen paying tribute to Apollo by telling customers at his restaurant stories about his friendship and fights with him. Conlan presents an unrelenting attack on Donnie, in which he knocks him down. However, a vision of Mickey telling him to get up gave Rocky the strength to win the street fight. 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). 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. y, por otro lado, en el aspecto mental, Creed creía que Rocky debía recuperar "la mirada del tigre", las ganas de ganar. When Creed walks away, stunned at this rude display from the belligerent challenger, Lang laughs at him and calls him a "chicken." Apollo Creed is a fictional character from the Rocky films. 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". 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. era necesario ! Apollo Creed (1942-1985) fue un boxeador ficticio en la saga cinematográfica Rocky, interpretado por el actor Carl Weathers. 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. 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. After getting his mind straight, Donnie makes a pact with Rocky that they would both fight their respective battles together. 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. 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.. Drago termina con un comentario frío y despectivo sobre él luego de su victoria, diciendo "Si se muere, se muere.". By the start of the second round, Drago pummels Creed with ease. 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. Rocky agrees and begins to put his fear aside. 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. With his character's death, Carl Weathers departed the franchise after Rocky IV. He gives Rocky his signature "colors", his stars and stripes boxing trunks, to wear during the fight (and tells him to wash them afterwards).