The Real Rocky


June 17, 2018

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The story of Chuck Wepner, an underdog boxer who went the distance against Muhammad Ali and inspired the creation of Rocky. Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman from Bayonne, New Jersey who drove a Cadillac with 'Champ' vanity plates. A former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, he entered the ring with Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired Sylvester Stallone to write 'Rocky' - which won three Academy Awards. Wepner was left out of the 'Rocky' glory, and his ca...