Ricky Conlan is the light heavyweight Champion in professional boxing, nicknamed "Pretty" Ricky. Ricky is about to serve time in prison when he got in trouble with the law and he is forced into retirement. Ricky heard about Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed illegitimate son and Adonis is a rising star in Boxing. Ricky got a hold of manager to call Adonis manager to set up a fight that will be held in Liverpool England for the Light Heavyweight Championship. Conlan's manager called Adonis' manager who is Apollo's best friend and boxing rival Rocky Balboa. The Championship fight was held in Liverpool, England (Ricky's hometown). Ricky won the fight against Adonis in a 12-round split decision. Adonis earned Ricky and the boxing fans respect. Ricky tells the fans, that Adonis is the future of light heavyweight division.