I have the feeling I have seen this film before (spoilers).
Is it just me, or does Creed seem to have recycled the plot of Rocky. Apart from the fact that Adonis is the son of the former champion, all other details seem to match. Down on his luck boxer whom nobody has confidence in, takes on an over the hill coach who turns him down at first, finds a girlfriend and it turns into love. Then entirely random the boxing champion losses his opponent and decides to go with the, "let's fight a big nobody" vibe. Adonis takes it seriously, trains like his life depends on this, gives the champ a run for his money, then just barely loses in points. Sounds like Rocky to me.share