The real Rocky
The Rocky movies were all started because of a man namedChuck Wepner, who fought Muhammad Ali back in 1975. Chuck Wepner was nicknamed the "Bayonne Bleeder" because he had a tendency to bleed a lot when he got punched. So Wepner was a small time fighter and he was given a shot to fight Ali. The fight took place in 1975, and Chuck Wepner said he just wanted to go the distance with Ali win or lose. The fight was a brutal fight for Wepner, and of course he bled a lot, but he ended up going the distance with Ali for 15 rounds. He even knocked Ali down, which is a controversial knockdown. Some people claim that Ali actually wasn't knocked down, but he actually stumbled when the two fighter feet got tangled up, but never the less, the legend grew. I believe Ali did stumble. Anyway, Sylvester Stallone based his character, Rocky Balboa, on Chuck Wepner, and in the original Rocky movie, it is evident that Rocky is based on Wepner. In the original Rocky movie, Balboa says, "all I want to do is go the distance with Creed. Also in the movie, Apollo Creed is a lot like Ali was, often talking a lot of trash before the fight. The fight ended with Ali winning in the 15th by knockout, but it was a very entertaining fight. It is quite a story indeed, and if it wasn't for Wepner, the Rocky movies wouldn't exist.
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