so, I finally did my research to discover who this other young man is always photographed alongside our Michael Bakari Jordan. his name is Ryan Coogler – the talented director who guided Michael through “Fruitvale Station”, as well as the man behind the lens of MBJ’s upcoming boxer film, “Creed”.
Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?