Adonis Creed is a newly crowned light heavyweight champion, mentored by the famous Rocky. Creed is hospitalized after a brutal match and makes a slow recovery, before being pitted against Viktor Drago in a fight he may not win. Creed's struggles don't end in the ring. Outside of it, he is haunted by the past - his father's death and an old enemy. His family needs him. He wants to have a future in the ring. But with the odds stacked against him, does he have a chance?