The "Bayonne Bleeder" fought Muhammad Ali, inspired underdogs everywhere and launched the most famous sports film franchise ever. Meet Chuck Wepner, "The Real Rocky.
Ringside Boxing Show: Guests Chuck Wepner and Actor Liev Schreiber - The Grueling Truth
Liev Schrieber stars as Chuck Wepner, the real-life boxer who inspired Sylvester Stallone to write Rocky, in the new biopic Chuck.
Not many know that Rocky is based on a real person named Chuck Wepner, a small time boxer who got the chance of a lifetime. He inspired many with his raw courage including the author.