Chuck Wepner

Charles „Chuck” Wepner (born February 26, 1939) is an American former professional boxer who fought at heavyweight. As a world ranked contender he almost went fifteen rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a 1975 title fight, though Wepner was throwing numerous rabbit punches to the head of Ali. Ali, infuriated by Wepner’s act started doing the same. The referee ignored many of the fouls committed by Wepner, but warned Ali to stop throwing rabbit punches. Ali later described the referee as „dirty”. Wepner scored notable wins over Randy Neumann and Ernie Terrell.

Content from the Wikipedia article Chuck Wepner licensed under CC-BY-SA.