On August 15, 1981, Rocky Balboa was set to have his final match before retirement against Clubber Lang. Before the match, Lang started talking smack to Rocky. Mickey yelled back, but Lang got mad and pushed him into a wall, causing Mickey to have a heart attack. Adrian took care of Mickey while Rocky fought Lang.
Apollo Creed was one of the announcers who watched the match. When the match started, Rocky began hitting Lang hard, but towards the end of the first round, Rocky took a beating.
In the second round, Lang beat Rocky till he couldn't stand. Rocky got knocked out towards the of the second round.
Rocky went to see Mickey, who was about to die. Mickey thinks Rocky has won after he said "it ended by knock out in the second round. His final words are,"I love you kid, I love you."