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DemonKA3268
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
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Instead of his son, we should have gotten a prequel of Apollo. I didn’t watch the Creed movies yet but an Apollo prequel has to be a better story.


I'm not sure but who knows


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BlackAdam
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
Union Cane was legit. He held the title for 4 years after Rocky's retirement. And I hear tell he took a dive for Tommy Gunn so Duke could set up a big money fight between Rocky and Gunn.

After Gunn got his arse beat in the street fight, Duke turned Cane loose on him in a rematch. Cane won his rematch with Gunn in 2 rounds and went on to unify the world championship with the WBA, WBC titles. He became the first true lineal champion since Balboa retired in 1985. He went on to hold he lineal championship until his own retirement in 1995. So from 1986-1995 he was world champion on paper for all but a few months, and was the lineal champion for 4 years.

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Globetrotter747
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I don't get the Apollo love. He was super pissed and trained his arse off for the Rocky rematch and still lost before Balboa was in the chiseled form we see in Rocky III / IV. And that Drago fight was about as bad as it could be.

Weathers was 37 years old (two years younger than Stallone) when Rocky IV was filmed and 31 when Rocky II was filmed. Mr. T was 32 when Rocky III was filmed.

He wasn't a geriatric.


theunknownknight
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Prime Apollo smokes everyone on that list


If we are being purely hypothetical- a prime and "Rocky IV trained" Balboa smokes everyone

People forget Rocky was over the hill, boxing wise, in the first Rocky. He had already fought in 60 fights.
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SquatchDawg
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
1. Apollo
2. Clubber Lang
3. Drago
4. Thunderlips









The rest


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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
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I don't get the Apollo love. He was super pissed and trained his arse off for the Rocky rematch and still lost before Balboa was in the chiseled form we see in Rocky III / IV. And that Drago fight was about as bad as it could be.


Rocky admitted to Adonis Creed that Apollo won the 3rd "secret fight" that took place between Rocky 3 and 4.

That was with Rocky fully trained and Creed having not fought a real match in years.

Creed was 2-1 vs Rocky with the 1 being decided by 1 second.

He finished his career (prior to coming out of retirement for Drago) 48-1 with 47 knockouts.



mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
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1. Ivan Drago (Rocky IV): Lost to Balboa trying to go for the knockout in the last round when he was miles ahead on points. Same mistake Creed made in Rocky II.



Because he didn't know how to box.

Every round was going for the knockout.

He couldn't move to stay out of harm's way. He has to hold Apollo by the neck to keep him in front of him. He was the Kimbo Slice of the Rocky series, all hammer no skill. They don't even show him training as a boxer, it's just lifting weights and punching some device that measures how powerful his hammer of a right hand is. Rocky had a point to prove but there was no reason to stand in front of this lumbering Russian.
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theunknownknight
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Rocky admitted to Adonis Creed that Apollo won the 3rd "secret fight" that took place between Rocky 3 and 4


He was obviously just building Adonis up. According to the movie time line (the age of his kid discrepancy aside), the fight with Drago literally happened right after that sparring match - and Creed wasn't holding back, and we saw how that turned out.

Rocky, retired now himself, goes to Russia whoops dat ass. He was clearly a better fighter than Creed at that point.

And also remember Rocky feeds off rage. When he gets mad the Stallion comes out. Something Creed STILL hadn't figured out even after training him He's getting KILLED! Oh no, no, no. He's GETTIN' MAD!

Watch the fight in Rocky IV, he gets PISSED around the time he cuts the Drago and they brawl and he's pissed in the final round. This version of Rocky is unbeatable.

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GeauxBichGeaux
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cant believe so many fall for the facade of drago. hes the personification of communist russia. Theyd rather people think theyre the best than actually be the best. Gorbachaev in Chernobyl said it best, "Our power comes from the perception of our power".


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Apollo Creed
Rocky Balboa
Ivan Drago
Mason Dixon
Clubber Lang
Adonis Creed
Viktor Drago
Spider Rico
Tommy Gunn


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Tommy Gunn would kill them all eventually it would be just a matter of time.


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MidnightVibe
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
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List: Rocky Balboa, Spider Rico, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, Tommy Gunn, Mason Dixon, Adonis Creed, Viktor Drago.




1. Apollo Creed
2. Rocky
3. Ivan Drago
4. Adonis Creed
5. Tommy Gunn
6. Clubber Lang
7. Mason Dixon
8. Spider Rico

No opinion on Viktor Drago...haven't seen Creed 2.


Globetrotter747
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Rocky admitted to Adonis Creed that Apollo won the 3rd "secret fight" that took place between Rocky 3 and 4.


Rocky's strength was his stamina and toughness. He wore his opponents down in brutal matches. I don't imagine the sparring session at the end of Rocky III would have been anything like the fights that sent both guys to the hospital in ambulances and wheelchairs in earlier movies.


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DemonKA3268
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
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After Gunn got his arse beat in the street fight, Duke turned Cane loose on him in a rematch. Cane won his rematch with Gunn in 2 rounds and went on to unify the world championship with the WBA, WBC titles. He became the first true lineal champion since Balboa retired in 1985. He went on to hold he lineal championship until his own retirement in 1995. So from 1986-1995 he was world champion on paper for all but a few months, and was the lineal champion for 4 years.




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TeddyPadillac
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1. Rocky
2. Drago
3. Apollo
4. Clubber
Don't care about the rest.


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Bulldogblitz
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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
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Wrong sport. That would be Kung Fu, besides Bruce Leeroy had the glow.


so did Sho Nuf.



DemonKA3268
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so did Sho Nuf.


True but he wasn't the one, true master.


TTownTiger
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Creed's loss to Drago should be stricken from all records and arguments in this thread. It wasn't a real fight. Creed and his team signed up for an exhibition and didn't expect Drago to come out unleashing bombs. They weren't prepared for an actual fight because it wasnt supposed to be an actual fight. He probably didn't train much and was just gonna dance and throw punches at half strength in order to put on a show for the audience.

In between rounds, Creed's corner even yelled at Drago's team for going 100%. "What are you guys doing! This was supposed to be an EXHIBITION!"



DemonKA3268
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Creed's loss to Drago should be stricken from all records and arguments in this thread. It wasn't a real fight. Creed and his team signed up for an exhibition and didn't expect Drago to come out unleashing bombs. They weren't prepared for an actual fight because it wasnt supposed to be an actual fight. He probably didn't train much and was just gonna dance and throw punches at half strength in order to put on a show for the audience. In between rounds, Creed's corner even yelled at Drago's team for going 100%. "What are you guys doing! This was supposed to be an EXHIBITION!"


Very true. Problem was Apollo antagonized him at the press conference even though it was all for show, the Russians wanted to make a statement.


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re: Rank Rocky Series Boxers
Prime Creed vs prime Drago, I think Creed has a chance to win by KO or on the cards.
Drago could beat Creed by KO, but I don’t see him winning a decision in any way.

Creed is the better fighter, the only complete fighter of these movie’s.


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