"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done"
In the wake of winning the title of heavyweight championship against Apollo Creed in Rocky ll, Balboa has become a legend, an icon in the world of boxing. Everywhere he goes he’s noticed by fans, the media and by aspiring boxer Clubber Lang (Mr. T). Balboa is getting a big head and becoming to superficial with all this fame. " I pitty the fool Balboa" and I challenge you to a fight, Balboa accepts Clubbers Lang's request. Mickey, Balboa's trainer aint to happy bout this. He tells Rocky that he cannot win because he doesnt have that hunger anymore as a fighter, and that Clubber will eat him alive. This whole movie is how Rocky needs to find that hunger he once had and get the "eye of the tiger" look back. He trains with once nemesis Apollo Creed to regain the heavyweight championship.
Whats your prediction for the fight? "Pain"
Im gunna whoop that fool ! and eat em like meat.
Im gunna beat you like a dog,
Ayy ! sucka look at me when im talkin to you.
Can you blame this guy for having the determination and the drive to want to be the best. Yeah he is cocky and arrogant but this is what champions need to become great. In the movie is is considered a villain because he beats the great Italian Stallion.
Yeah Rocky has an iron jaw, Rocky has the strength of a bull, but he has cinderblocks on his feet.The montage of Rocky and Apollo training together is a classic. Apollo teaches Rocky all his secrets to get him light and quick on his feet so he can move "gracefully" around the ring. In the beginning of the montage Apollo clearly is way ahead of Rocky with Agility and footwork, and by the end Rocky beats him sprinting on the beach,and then they joy-fully hug each other splashing around in the ocean. This sets the tone for the rest of the movie showing that The Italian Stallion has his hunger back and is more well-rounded then ever before.
Its fight night and at the sound of the bell Clubber is stumped with all of Balboa's new techniques. The two heavyweights battle with hundreds of punches thrown, Clubber is clearly gassed at the end of each round while Rocky is not even near exhaustion. Rocky hits Clubber with a thundering blow and knocks him out cold. After all of this excitement as Rocky is claimed the new Heavyweight champion, Apollo asks for one last fight in a deserted ring Champion Vs. Champion...