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The Best Show on WFMU => Mike And His Ilk. => Topic started by: Smelodies on October 09, 2011, 04:41:08 PM

Title: You prob already know, Mike, but just in case
Post by: Smelodies on October 09, 2011, 04:41:08 PM
ESPN has continued their 30 for 30 style of films this year. Coming up on Tuesday, October 18 is one on the Bayonne Bleeder. Here's their brief write up on it:

The Real Rocky (Jeff Feuerzeig)
Chuck Wepner is a liquor salesman from Bayonne, N.J., who drives a Cadillac with “Champ” vanity plates. A former New Jersey State heavyweight boxing champion, he took abuse from 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 career took turn after strange turn as he worked to stay in the spotlight: he went on to fight Andre the Giant as “The Assassin” and boxed a 900 pound bear. Twice.