Of all the movies in the Rocky series, my favorite has always been Rocky IV. The death of Apollo Creed at the beginning, Rocky’s need to avenge his friend, the training montage, it’s all great. Still, my favorite part of the movie is right before Rocky’s fight against super-Commie Ivan Drago when the two meet in the center of the ring and Drago tells Balboa “I must break you.”
Of course, in the end Rocky & capitalism triumph over the evil Drago & his communist regime of terror, and all is right in the world again (well, until Rocky V came out). I don’t think the upcoming EliteXC fight between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice will have the same kind of impact on the global scale as the Balboa-Drago bout, but that isn’t stopping Shamrock from having his own Drago moment.