Boxer Rocky Balboa enjoys the wealth he has as world champion. He only fights against opponents "hand-picked" by his manager Mickey Goldmill. Then he is challenged by the arrogant Clubber Lang. Rocky accepts the challenge to prove once more that there is only one world champion. But Lang wins and becomes the new champion. Nobody believes in Rocky anymore, except for one man: former world champion Apollo Creed. As Creed tries to stimulate his fighting spirit and get Rocky back in top form, it is now up to Rocky to get his edge back. Will he win?