Apollo Creed is a fictional character created by Sylvester Stallone for the Rocky movies. He fights Rocky Balboa in the first and second movie. He wins by split decision in the first but is beaten in the second. He trains Rocky in the third movie after Rocky's manager and friend, Mickey, died. He is then beaten in the ring and killed by fictional character Ivan Drago, played by Dolf Lundgren. Apollo Creed is played by Carl Weathers.