Viktor Ivanovich (Ivanovych) Drago (Russian: Виктор Иванович Драго; Ukrainian: Віктор Іванович Драго; born January 12, 1990) is the central antagonist of the 2018 film Creed II.
34 years ago, Ivan Drago challenged Rocky Balboa to a boxing match, but instead of Balboa stepping up, Apollo Creed decided to fight the Russian. Drago would batter Creed so badly that he died in the ring. Drago went on to be defeated by Balboa, but 33 years later he has returned to the main stage, training Viktor Drago (Ivan's son). Viktor will be challenging Adonis Johnson Creed (Apollo's son), the first fight ends in Viktor's disqualification. During the second fight, he see's his mother walk out on him again as she had left Viktor and Ivan when he was young. After Ivan sees that Viktor is about to suffer the same fate that Apollo did, Ivan throws in the towel to save Viktor's life.
Personality and Traits
Viktor is typically seen as a quiet, but a very determined fighter as he lets Ivan Drago (Viktor's father) or his promoter do the talking for him. Having been taught to win no matter what, Viktor is generally unrestrained and wild in boxing matches, using his raw power to knock out his opponents, however this also made him strike Adonis while he was on the mat, causing him to be disqualified. In addition, if ordered by his father, he is willing to break the rules to achieve victory, such as holding Adonis to break his ribs again in their second match.
Upon meeting Ludmilla Drago (Viktor's mother) for the first time, he spoke up against Ivan Drago (Viktor's father), showing disdain for the people who abandoned his father and saying his mother is nothing but a mere stranger to him.
Much like Ivan Drago (Viktor's father), Viktor employs his immense strength, power and sheer tenacity to win his fights. In his first fight with Adonis Johnson Creed, even blocking his punches sent Creed back into the ropes. By the end of the fight, Creed had broken ribs, a ruptured kidney and a severe concussion just after three rounds.
However, in the second fight, Adonis exploited Drago's lack of technique to get the better of him and having become accustomed to taking heavy blows, he weathered much better than Viktor's punches. In addition, he lacks stamina in the later rounds as he had never gone passed the fourth round in a professional fight.
List of Viktor's fights during the series.
|?||Loss||26-1-0||Adonis Creed||TKO||10 (12), 2:56||2019||Moscow, Russia||For WBC Heavyweight title|
|?||Loss||25-1-0||Adonis Creed||DQ||3 (12), 2:10||2018||Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York||For WBC Heavyweight title
Viktor Drago was DQ for hitting Creed when he was down.