The chance to link Adonis’ background to Felix Chavez, another boxing champion, was lost in Creed 3. Adonis’ life has been intertwined with some of the greatest boxing champions ever since his birth. He battled to establish a name for himself that went beyond that of his father, Apollo Creed, who he is the son of. Adonis received instruction from Rocky Balboa and fought Ricky Conlan, the reigning champion, in his first significant match. Although he is linked to Ivan Drago by Apollo’s passing, the main goal of Creed 3 is to establish a link between Adonis and Damian Anderson.
The central theme of Creed 3 is the part Dame played in Adonis’ history. The movie shows that Dame was detained for threatening Damian’s violent foster father Leon with a gun, which prevented Damian from achieving his dream of becoming a boxing champion. Only after being freed is Dame given another chance to realise his goals, and in the end, he succeeds in becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. While the focus on Dame and Adonis’ connection and history makes sense for the narrative of Creed 3, it did squander an opportunity to tie Adonis to the film’s initial heavyweight champion.
Missed Opportunity in Creed 3 to Reveal Adonis’ Past Fight with Felix
There was a chance for Creed 3 to demonstrate that Adonis and Felix Chavez had a past that before the previous film. Adonis may obtain combat experience, money, and recognition by regularly competing in Tijuana, Mexico, as depicted in the original Creed. In Creed 3, it is made quite obvious that Felix Chavez is not only Mexican, but also incredibly proud to be from that country. Given that Felix is depicted as being younger than Adonis, the film might have indicated that the two combatants first met when they were both just starting out in the sport of boxing.
The part Felix played in Adonis’ background could have been more significant for the heavyweight champion in Creed 3. As he prepares for his bout with Damian, Felix is presented with a 15-1 record. However, it is not made clear who dealt him his lone defeat. Felix had the opportunity to exploit his Mexican record after turning pro. Much like the Creed films allowed Adonis to do. It’s likely that Adonis is the only guy to have ever defeated Felix in a professional bout in the circumstance. Where Felix and Adonis previously squared off.
Enhancing Their Relationship: Connecting Adonis’ Past with Felix
Creed 3 lost the chance to link Felix Chavez to Adonis’ background. Their friendship was not as powerful as it may have been. It is even more significant that Adonis appears to have assisted Felix in becoming a boxing champion. Given that they had previously engaged in combat. It would imply that Adonis and Felix remained in touch throughout the year. That Adonis assisted Felix in advancing his career after the skilled boxer retired. This might have been used to compare Felix to Dame’s narrative. But only the Mexican boxer remained loyal to Adonis despite everything he had done for him.
Sum It Up!
In Creed 3, the chance to connect Adonis with another boxing champion, Felix Chavez, was missed. The movie focused on establishing a connection between Adonis and Damian Anderson instead. However, linking Adonis to Felix could have enhanced their relationship and added depth to Adonis’ character. It’s possible that Adonis and Felix had a past fight in Tijuana, Mexico, where Adonis gained combat experience, money, and recognition. This missed opportunity could have made their friendship even better and given more meaning to their bond.