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[Rocky walks into Mickey's gym which is now closed down; he punches the speed bag]
Apollo: That's not the way to do it.
Rocky: Who's that?
Apollo: You should hit it straight. Step into it.
Rocky: Apollo?
Apollo: Right. I waited at your house for about an hour. Your wife said you might be here.
Rocky: What are you doin' here?
Apollo: Business.
Rocky: If the papers knew we were talkin' like this, they'd think we was crazy. Why you?
Apollo: Because I'm the best, and you need somebody to teach you different.
Rocky: Why?
Apollo: To be honest with you, I don't think you could pull it off without me, Rock.
Rocky: You still didn't give me the answer, Apollo. What's the real reason?
Apollo: Listen. It's quiet, isn't it? When you retire, it's too quiet. I mean, we way too young to retire, anyway. Besides, with the right touch, I could promote this thing into the biggest gate of all time. It'd be bigger than ours. Heaven knows I don't mind bein' involved with large numbers. Right?
Rocky: I don't need this no more. I don't want this no more.
Apollo: Look, man. When you beat me, I hurt all over, and I didn't wanna know from nothin' or nobody, not even my kids. Hell, every fighter knows that hurt, and we get sick inside trying to live with it. So don't back off now and make it right for yourself or you'll be sorry you didn't. We held the greatest title in the whole world, babe. You lost that fight, Rock, for all the wrong reasons. You lost your edge. All right. I know your manager dying had you all messed up inside. But the truth is, you didn't look hungry. Now, when we fought, you had the eye of the tiger, man. The edge! And now you gotta get back, and the way to get it back is to go back to the beginning. You know what I mean? [laughs] Maybe we can win it back together. Eye of the tiger, man.
Rocky: Why'd you have to come here?
Apollo: I have the plan. Get it back, man.
Rocky: You got me curious.
Apollo: You got me curious, Rock.

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