ESPN Films: 'The Real Rocky'

Updated: October 20, 2011, 2:16 PM ET
By Staff | ESPN.com


Question: Who is the only man on the planet to fight Muhammad Ali, Andre the Giant and a real grizzly bear (and inspire a movie franchise worth a billion dollars)?

Answer: New Jersey's own Chuck Wepner, aka "The Bayonne Bleeder."

The "Real Rocky" is Chuck Wepner -- a liquor salesman from Bayonne, N.J., who drives a Cadillac with "Champ" vanity plates. A former New Jersey state heavyweight boxing champion, he was christened with the ...

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