Back. Gym. Locker rooms. Track #2, "The Calm Before The Storm" (alternate title: "Someone Is About To Eat Some Pig Ass On Fear Factor"), plays. Alfonso meditates, lying on the ground. Both fighters voice-over about feeling good and strong and focus and determination and family. Peter says he doesn't know how to lose yet. Alfonso sees Peter's bet of Wife and Daughter and raises him One Mexican Family, as Alfonso's clan joins him in the locker room. Watch the subtitles fly! He says he's ready to go to war. Boxer dad is happy and smiley and looks very much like Bob Hoskins with more hair. Alfonso wants to be world champion so his parents can be proud of him. My parents are happy if I just manage to get health insurance. Alfonso tells them that he picked the toughest fighter. His mom is surprised, and laughs when she learns that it was Alfonso who made the choice.
Peter. He hangs his head. His wife and daughter come. First time Daughter is going to see him fight. She cries. Yeah, maybe this should be a clue that it's a bad idea. "Bye, Daddy!" she says, then adds, "I love you. Give me a kiss and a hug," and runs back. Wow. So jinxed.
Alfonso tells his family that after this he's either going to look like a hero or an idiot. They laugh. HoskinsDad says he'll have no problem. Mom tells him to think positive. He talks about what great motivation they give him, then when they leave, he starts shadow boxing and says, "Wheee. Someone's in trouble!" With his shirt off, Alfonso is very un-cut. Seriously. He makes Ralph Macchio look beefy.
The Heartbeat of We've Run Out Of Stock Music For The Moment plays. Intercut between Peter and Alfonso bobbing and weaving in their mirrors. Then Alfonso gets his hands taped. Then Peter. "Just fight your balls off," says Tommy. "30 minutes to fight," says a graphic. More preparation. Peter listens to his iPod. "Manfredo-Time, baby!" he yells. More preparation. Peter is jawing.
Outside. The crowd arrives. There's James Caan. There's Melanie Griffith, looking like she was on the wrong side of a few left hooks herself. There's Chuck Norris. There's Alfonso's parents. Aw. Bring back the celebrities! Normal people are boring! More Peter sparring. More Alfonso sparring. Crowd. Crowd. Sly.
Ring. They couldn't afford ring man Michael Buffer, so some other dude announces the fight. Peter slo-mos down the hall. Peter voice-overs that this is the shot of a lifetime. Overhead shot of ring -- the sponsors likey! Toyota! Sierra Mist! Foot Locker! The Home Depot! Gatorade! Fake Buffer announces Peter. Cheering. Music. Everyone stands. Wife and Daughter cheer.