I must break you
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Ivan Drago (Russian: Иван Драго) is a famous fighter from the former Soviet Union. He is most well known for his epic fight with Rocky Balboa.
Ivan Drago is an Olympic BRONZE medalist and an amateur boxing champion from the Soviet Union, who had an amateur record of 100-1-0 Wins (100 KO). He is billed at 6 ft 5 in (203 cm) and 261 pounds (118 kg, over 18 ½ stone). He wields a punch yielding over 2200 psi, whereas the average psi for a boxer is 700psi. He is also an infantry Captain in the Soviet Army and as seen on his chest, is a recipient of the Hero of the Soviet Union award. Drago is carefully fitted and trained to be the consummate fighter. His heart rate and punching power are constantly measured via computers during his workouts. Drago is seen receiving intravenous injections in the movie, implied to be anabolic steroids, though the actual nature of the injected solution is never explicitly stated.
Drago is married to another athlete, Ludmilla Vobet Drago who is mentioned to be a double gold medalist in swimming. She is much more articulate than Drago, who seldom talks, and always speaks on his behalf at press conferences and interviews. She dismisses accusations of Drago's steroid use, explaining her husband's freakish size and strength by saying, "he is like your Popeye. He eats his spinach everyday!"
Unlike the flamboyant Apollo Creed and the brash Clubber Lang —Rocky's previous opponents— Ivan is quiet and non boastful. Driven by his desire to be the best at all costs, this single-minded manner in which he pursues this goal deprives him of his humanity.
"You will lose."
"I cannot be defeated" "I defeat all man. Soon... I defeat real Champion."
"If he dies, he dies."
"I must break you."
"To the end."