He’s the son of Rocky’s old friend, boxing champ Apollo Creed. Fighting against his legacy, fighting feeling alone. Fighting the world. Rocky has retreated from celebrity. He doesn’t want to get pulled into the fight game. Time has passed him by, but he decides to help the young man, Adonis, and teach him all he knows. He’s a good mentor and more of a father than the young man ever had.
Rocky faces some bad medical news in the midst of training the kid for his big shot. And he’s ready to not fight the diagnosis. He’s ready to join everyone he knew. But he has to help this kid.