Study Guide

Rocky Scene 11

Scene 11

Scene 11

  • Inside the gym, Rocky chats with Mickey, who tells him Apollo Creed is looking for sparring partners.
  • The two get into a shouting match in the middle of the gym floor.
  • Mickey says Rocky is wasting his life working for a two-bit loan shark, when he could have been a boxing champion. Ouch. That's a body blow.
  • Rocky goes to meet George Jergens, who's a fight promoter.
  • He tells Rocky he isn't looking for a sparring partner for Creed: he's looking for an opponent.
  • Rocky is speechless at first.
  • Then he says no. No!
  • Rocky says it wouldn't be a good fight.
  • Jergens says this is the chance of a lifetime. Will Rocky do it? (Rocky will do it.)