Adonis' (Jordan) father Apollo Creed, world heavyweight champion, he died before Adonis was born. There is no denying that Adonis is his father’s son though; and boxing is in his blood. Adonis heads to Philadelphia, to the home of his father’s legendary match against a tough upstart, Rocky Balboa (Stallone). Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky down to ask him to be his trainer, despite the fact that Rocky insists he is out of the fight game for good.
Rocky recognises the strength and determination of his fierce rival who became his closest friend int he young fighter, and agrees to train him. With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at his father’s old title. The question remains, can Adonis develop the heart of a true fighter in time to get into the ring?