Apollo Creed Spinoff Reportedly Adding Two Real-Life Boxers

Two real life boxers are in negotiations to star in the upcoming Rocky spinoff, Creed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two boxers set to join the film are WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward and former British champion Tony Bellew. Bellew will play a fighter named "Pretty Ricky Porter," Creed's main opponent. At this time, there's no word on Ward's role in the film.
 
Creed focuses on the grandson of Rocky's first rival, Apollo Creed. The synopsis for the film reads: "Raised in an upper-crust home thanks to the ring riches earned by his grandfather, the young man doesn’t have to box and his family doesn’t want him to. Yet, he has the natural instinct and gifts and potential that made his grandfather the heavyweight champion until Rocky Balboa took his crown in 1979′s Rocky II. Creed’s grandson needs a mentor and turns to Balboa, who is out of boxing completely and not eager to return."
Sylvester Stallone will reportedly reprise his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed. Creed's grandson will be played by Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four, Chronicle), while Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler will helm the film. The script is being penned by Coogler, along with Aaron Covington.

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