The wonderful actor Burgess Meridith playing Mickey Goldmill:
Hey I didn’t hear no bell, Alright that’s right slip the jab, That’s it mentalize, See that bum in front of you, You see yourself doing right and you’ll do right, That’s pretty, That’s very pretty, TIME, Come here rock, My god your ready ain’t you, That Apollo won’t know what hit him, Your gonna roll over him like a bulldozer an Italian bulldozer, You know kid I know how you feel about this fight that’s comin up, cause I was young once too, And I’ll tell you something if you wasn’t here I prolly wouldn’t be alive today, The fact that your here and doing as well as your doing gives me what do you call it motivation, Huh to stay alive, Cause I think that people die sometimes when they don’t want to live no more, And nature is smarter than people think, Little by little we lose our friends, we lose everything, we keep losing and losing until we say Aw what the hell am I living around here for I got no reason to go on, But we do kid, Boy I got a reason to go on, And I’m gonna stay alive, And I will watch you make good, And I’ll never leave you until that happens, Cause when I leave you you’ll not only know how to fight, You’ll be able to take care of yourself outside of the ring too is that ok, Now I got a little gift for you, Wait a minute, Wait a minute now, Wait a minute, Look at this, See that, This here is the favorite thing I have on this earth and Rocky Marciano gave me that, You know what it was, His cufflink, And now I’m giving it to you, And it’s gonna be like an angel on your shoulder, If you ever get hurt and you feel like your going down, This little angel is gonna whisper in your ear he’s gonna say
Of course Rocky’s trainer had another great line from the first film which got him nominated for an Oscar-
Mickey: You’re gonna eat lightnin’ and you’re gonna crap thunder!
Of course he had another role which he is also remembered for in which he also wore a distinctive hat.