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"My name is Drago. I'm a fighter from the Soviet Union. I fight all my life and I never lose. Soon I fight Rocky Balboa, and the world will see his defeat. Soon, the whole world will know my name."

Ivan Drago (Russian: Иван Драго; born January 8, 1963 in Moscow) is an amateur boxer and Olympic gold medalist from the Soviet Union. Armed with a punch of over 2,000 psi, he is able to kill Rocky Balboa's friend and later trainer, Apollo Creed, but is unsuccessful in defeating Rocky himself.

The USSR is extremly arrogant of Drago's boxing skills. However, Drago is not excessively boastful about his own ability; his wife, Ludmilla Drago, speaks for him most of the time. He is known by several stage names, including the Siberian Bull, the Siberian Express, and Death from Above, the latter referring to Ivan's height and Apollo's death at his hands.

Biography

Background

Apollo Creed

"If he dies...he dies."

Rocky Balboa

"I must break you."

Character

Personality

"I win for me! FOR ME!"

  • Ivan Drago

Appearance

Footnotes

  1. from the Rocky IV teaser trailer
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