Chuck Wepner (48th Opponent)

American boxer Chuck Wepner in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 12, 1979, overlooking the Statue of Liberty. Wepner is wearing a “Rocky” t-shirt, a film he claimed to be inspired by his life story. Wepner lost to Muhammad Ali on March 24, 1975 by Technical Knock Out in the fifteenth round.

Photographer: Michael Brennan