After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
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Ever since his match with Clubber Lang, Rocky Balboa has a peaceful life. And now he and former champion, Apollo Creed, enjoy good times and are now the best of friends. But Rocky's peaceful life as a boxer gets paused after a match Apollo went into. Unfortunately, Creed fought Ivan drago, a 6'5" Russian who has never lost a match, and sadly, brutally murders Apollo in the ring. A funeral is held and times start going downhill fast. Now, in order to restore honor, Rocky challenges Drago to a match and must beat him for sweet, bitter vengeance.
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Las Vegas Referee:
[to Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago before the first round of their fight]
OK gentlemen, like I explained in the locker room you know the rules, watch your low blows, kidney punches and rabbit punches in case of a knock down you go to the corner I tell you to and you stay there until I tell you to come out, shake hands and lets have a good fight.
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This is easily the best Rocky film. It is probally the most inspirational Rocky movie because of the way he trains for the fight and he is also attempting to avenge the death of his best friend. And the way he causes the Russia crowd to turn and route for him is just great. The boxing match in this movie was a far better fight seen than the other rocky movies.
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