Clubber Lang (Mr. T.)was the only opponent Rocky faced during his career that
matched his intensity and determination, perhaps even surpassing it.
Lang, however, was boisterous and pompous and used these "attributes" to
get Rocky into the ring by harassing Adrian. Clubber lived up to his name
by thoroughly destroying Rocky in the ring to become the heavyweight champion.
The loss of the belt along with the death of Mick, sent the Italian Stallion
into depression. With the aid of Apollo Creed, Rocky regained the "Eye of the
Tiger" he had lost and defeated Lang in a hard fought rematch.