Rocky: Adonis Creed's Boxing Record (Every Win & Loss)
Adonis “Donnie” Creed has already led an impressive boxing career in the Rocky franchise. Played by Michael B. Jordan, Adonis had big shoes to fill from the start. After all, the world knows he’s the son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who has a reputation as one of the best boxers ever to fight in the ring.
In the same vein as his father, Adonis has achieved great fame as a professional boxer. In his second movie, he followed in Apollo’s footsteps by winning the world heavyweight championship and also taking down the son of Apollo’s killer, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). But similar to Rocky’s (Sylvester Stallone) situation, becoming the champion and holding on to the title hasn’t ended his story. Adonis’ boxing days will continue for at least one more movie. Adonis will get back into the ring for Creed III, where he’ll likely face new challenges for the title.
Currently, Adonis’ win-loss record is 25-1. None of his fights have ended in ties. And of all the 26 matches he’s fought, only one resulted in a loss. That lone defeat came at the hands of Ricky Conlan, who he fought at the end of the first Creed movie. Not unlike the result of Rocky’s first match with Apollo in Rocky, Adonis lost by a split decision. And though he struggled mightily against Viktor (Florian Munteanu) in Creed II, he managed to avoid a second official loss on his record when his opponent got himself disqualified for hitting Adonis when he was down.
Adonis’ 25 wins consist of 24 knockouts. The one victory that wasn’t a knockout was his rematch with Viktor Drago. Seeing that his son couldn’t win, Ivan threw the towel in the tenth round. All of his other opponents went down without the match being forfeited. These victories came against boxers in three different weight classes, as Adonis has taken down fighters as a light heavyweight, a cruiserweight, and a heavyweight. His 23rd win was a landmark victory for Adonis, with this being the one where he beat Danny Wheeler and became the world heavyweight champion.
Adonis’ record in the ring says a lot about how well he’s managed to live up to his father’s legacy. Apollo’s record was 48-1 (which admittedly doesn’t count his Rocky IV loss). Obviously, Adonis is a long way from that, as Apollo had nearly double the number of wins that Adonis has after Creed II. But, there’s plenty of room for Adonis to catch up as more challenges arrive. He won’t have Stallone’s Rocky coaching him anymore, but it’s possible that he’s learned enough to manage on his own in the Rocky franchise. His record could keep getting better as his professional boxing career continues in Creed III.