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Never-before-seen pictures illustrate life of Muhammad Ali

In the locker room with Sylvester Stallone before the Earnie Shavers fight, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1977. Sylvester Stallone, the actor who wrote and starred in the movie 'Rocky', inspired by the Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight, meets with the Champ to wish him luck


The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, is presented with THE RING belt, just prior to defending his heavyweight championship against Chuck Wepner. Ali has earned his prize on the basis of an eighth round knockout over champion George Foreman, six months earlier, in "The Rumble in the Jungle".


Muhammad Ali, The Greatest in pictures: A look back at the life of the most famous sportsman in the world

Smashed; Chuck Wepner is almost knocked through the ropes as Ali retains his heavyweight titles in Richfield in 1975


Meet The Real Rocky Balboa - by Dan W. Miller

Meet the real "Rocky Balboa." Not many know that he's a real person named Chuck Wepner and was the inspiration for the Rocky movies. A small time boxer got the chance of a lifetime and inspired many.