Buddy Marcelle: I want the same thing you want.
Adonis Creed: And what’s that?
Buddy Marcelle: In the history of boxing there have been 77 heavyweight champions. You know that? And how many do you think they know? Four? Five? The belt ain’t enough. You need a narrative. Something that sticks to the ribs. Your dad, he knew that.
Russell Hornsby and Adonis Creed Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2 (2018), the eighth film in the Rocky franchise that began in 1976. In a story that has a powerful connection to previous films in the franchise, Apollo Creed’s son must face off in the ring against Ivan Drago’s son.
It really was good writing, There have been so many heavy weight champions, but few if any were as memorable as Muhammad Ali. He understood this very well.
He was an icon. An extraordinary man.