During Rocky III’s intro, Rocky is shown easily defeating numerous contenders in a montage, during which Clubber is shown annoyed at Rocky apparently coasting through his title defenses. A frustrated Clubber decides to begin training to challenge Rocky and largely does so alone, and his methods bring results as he puts together a string of knockouts that makes him the number one contender. He finally goads Rocky, who has become a complacent, dapper gentleman wanting to retire so he can spend more time with his family, into a match by propositioning Rocky’s wife Adrian at a public event in Philadelphia.