As we saw in the first trailer for Creed, the spin-off Rocky sequel sees Apollo Creed's son fighting against his troubled past, his father's looming shadow, and his first real opponent in the ring. But as seen in this second trailer, it seems Rocky himself is fighting as well. For his life. AGAINST SOME SORT OF ILLNESS. From Rocky's increasingly slurred speech, it kind of seems like it might be a stroke, but that might just be Stallone's voice when he's pretending to cry. It's genuinely impossible to tell.