Sam Monroe was a professional boxer that once fought Apollo Creed in his rise to fame. He is a playable character in Rocky: Legends. He is known for his incredibly powerful punch, but lack of speed. He was undefeated before his fight with Apollo, then his career went downhill. He lost another four fights in a row, and retired after winning one final time against Brendon Doyle.
Monroe died from Metabolic Syndrome (a kind of heart disease) on the thirteenth of October, 2004. Doctors said it was from a result of his obesity.