'Creed': Michael B. Jordan on getting initiated into the 'Rocky' world

- "Creed" has received a healthy amount of Oscar buzz since being released, starring Michael B. Jordan.

A spin-off from the "Rocky" franchise, Jordan plays aspiring boxer Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo, who convinces Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) to come out of retirement and coach him. 

During an interview Thursday on Good Day LA, Jordan said he trained for a year leading up to filming to get ready for the role and even took some real punches.

"(Sylvester) is a big kid. So while we were shooting a scene he’s over in the corner. He’s smirking and making all these type of noises," Jordan said. "I’m like, ‘Sly, what’s wrong? What’s going on?’ and he’s like, ‘Mike, you gotta take the real punch. That’s the only way you’re gonna be initiated into the world of Rocky.’ So he enjoyed seeing me take that real punch."

Jordan also talked about what's next in his career, including directing his first short.

Watch the full interview above.

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