PEDRO LOVELL spider rico Spider Rico (Pedro Lovell) in the 1976 film Rocky
Spider Rico
Character information
Gender Male
Born: June 9, 1945(1945-06-09) in San Juan, Puerto, Rico
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) (on video game) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
(Pedro Lovell's height)
Weight: 215 pounds (98 kg)
Reach 72 inches (183 cm) (on video game)
78 inches (198 cm) (Lovell's reach)

Boxer/Cook at Adrian's restaurant

Portrayed by: Pedro Lovell in Rocky, 1976
Rocky Balboa, 2006
Known Opponents: Rocky Balboa (defeated by boxer)

"Hey, you really got lucky tonight"

– Spider Rico

Spider Rico (played by Pedro Lovell) was a Puerto Rican boxer that, as a Philadelphia-area club fighter in the film Rocky, fought Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) at the time, which would set the timeline at around 1976. Spider is the first opponent of Rocky we see in the series. Spider made one attempt in pro boxing against unknown fighter Ken Thorton, Spider was able to pull off a majority decision win before his retirement. He is presented as a strong Christian character in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa, where he eats free at Rocky's restaurant "Adrian's", which he also works at as a dish washer to not be a free-loader. Rocky befriends and keeps him around out of the goodness of his heart.

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Spider Rico as he appears in the PlayStation 2 video game Rocky