Rocky – Eye of The Tiger As son of poor southern italian migrant workers, it was hard to study on university without money married, with a small child back in time. I had three jobs beside my studies, but everytime i want to give up, i listen to this song and my childhood hero Rocky came into my mind, thank God i finished and passed the exams. My son is adult now, and i tell him my story, even if Rocky is a fictional character. Rocky was my hero than and is my hero now.