Rocky: Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed Deluxe 12 Inch Action Figure
In Rocky, Creed manages to essentially clean-out his division of serious challengers and magnanimously decides to fight rookie contender Rocky Balboa for the fan spectacle. In said film and its sequel, Balboa and Creed find themselves basically evenly matched in the ring; ending up friends by the third movie. Creed had multiple nicknames, including most prominently "The Master of Disaster". Others include "The King of Sting", "The Dancing Destroyer", "The Prince of Punch", and "The Count of Monte Fisto". A 2013 poll of former heavyweight champions and boxing writers, including former WBA heavyweight star James "Bonecrusher" Smith, ranked Creed as the second best boxer in the entire Rocky series.
In the film series, Creed is known as one of the world's best fighters, possessing a combination of both great speed and great strength.