You know this fight with you and the Russian? You think it's...
[Watching footage of the their previous boxing matches against each other]
You know this fight with you and the Russian? You think it's not you against him?
If it's not against him, whose it against?
You think it's you against you? I'm speaking the truth here
I don't think I want to hear this
Look, you're a great fighter no doubt about that but we've got to face the facts too, maybe you don't want to believe it but maybe the show's over
That's easy for you to say you're still on top what happens when you're on top then what? Where do we go? Because we sure as hell can't be born again
I know we can't be born again but let's face it we've got to change
I don't want to change I like who I am
I like who you are too but look at that
[to the footage]
you don't want to believe this but that's not us anymore we can't do it the way we did it before we're changing, turning into regular people
No maybe you think you're changing but you can't change who you really are and you forget all this money you have around you because it doesn't change a thing we don't even have a choice
it ain't against him?
If it's not him, Stallion,
then who's it against?
Well, do you think maybe it's, like...
you against you? What do you think?
You know, I think you really
are gettin' brain-damaged.
Maybe, but... really.
I'm speakin' the truth here, Apollo.
- Are you?
- I don't think I wanna hear this, Stallion.
- Hey, Apollo, you were a great fighter,
but, look, we gotta face the facts too.
You don't wanna believe it,
but maybe the show is over.
That's easy for you to say.
You're still on top.
What happens when
you're not on top? Then what?
Where do we go, Stallion?
Cos we sure as hell can't be born again.
I know we can't be born again, but, let's
face it, we... we gotta change sometime.
I don't wanna change! I like who I am!
I like who you are, too, but look at that.
That ain't us up there no more, Apollo.
We can't do that the way we did it before.
We're changin'. We're, like,
turnin' into regular people.
Maybe you think you're changin'.
But you can't change what you really are.
You can forget all this money and stuff.
Cos it don't change a thing.
You and me, we don't even have a choice.
We're born with a killer instinct that you
can't just turn off and on like some radio.
We have to be right in the middle of
the action, cos we're the warriors.
Without some challenge,
some damn war to fight,
then the warrior may
as well be dead, Stallion.
So I'm askin' you,
as a friend,
stand by my side this one last time.
You're a great talker, Apollo.
All right, but... when this is over?
You know me, Stallion.
I always think of somethin' else.
That's what I'm afraid of.
All right. You got a deal there.
I feel sorry for that guy, you know?
What made you decide to put on
an exhibition fight with Drago?
Let's call it a sense of responsibility.
I had to teach this young fella
to box - American style!
Isn't Drago a little inexperienced
to be in the same ring?
Well, you know, some folks
got to learn the hard way!
- No quick knockout predictions?
- No. I'm not angry with him.
I just wanna show the whole world that
Russia doesn't have all the best athletes.
Rocky, how do you think
Apollo should fight Drago?
Well, personally, I think the first thing
you'd better get Apollo is a ladder.
Drago, how does it feel to spar
with the great former champion?
The man's tongue didn't
come through customs.
My husband is very happy
to have this opportunity.
- It's his dream.
- Dream? How do you mean?
In our country, Apollo Creed is
well known and very respected.
- It could be a good victory.
- Whoa! Wait a minute, now. Hold it.
Clip duration: 201 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: drama, sport
Summary: Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.