Michael: To be in the top three of the first twenty-four chefs chosen to do this is like, Rocky Marciano, Rocky Balboa, and Rocky's trainer all fighting at the same time. And you get to the end, and you're all just throwing punches!
Rocky Marciano was a the heavyweight champion of the world from Sept 1952 to Apr 1956. He's the only heavyweight champion to end his career having won every fight. Rocky Balboa is the fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky film franchise; Burgess Meredith played his trainer in the first few movies.