Billy "The Iceman" Snow (born November 7, 1955) was a British boxer that once fought Rocky Balboa. Apollo Creed suggested to fight him at first, but he chose Rocky instead because of his nickname: The Italian Stallion.


He was from London, England and was the European heavyweight champion. Portrayed as having a heart of a lion and the strength of an ox, Snow was similar to Rocky Balboa at the start of his career. In his earliest fights, Billy's temper got the best of him, making him quite prone to fouls. Billy appears in the 1988 Rocky video arcade game, the 2002 Rocky video game and the 2004 Rocky: Legends video game.

After Rocky III

After losing his rank and winning streak to Rocky Balboa in 1980, Billy decided it was best to retire. When Tommy Gunn vacated the heavyweight championship in 1991, and Union Cane regained his world title, Snow saw this as a chance to return to boxing and finally win the title he greatly desired. He decided to be patient, and win some minor fights until he was considered to be fit enough to challenge for the world title.

It wasn't until 1996 that he finally challenged for the now-vacant world title, which he won in a tournament. Snow held the championship until his loss to Mike Tyson in 2000. He only had three losses in his professional career.


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