Lauderdale-By-The-Sea's Speaker Series is hosting a former boxer on Saturday, August 13 who fought the champ.
Former heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, whose heavyweight title fight with Muhammad Ali was the inspiration for the movie Rocky, will talk about
his life and boxing career on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7PM in Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive.
Wepner went 15 rounds with Ali in 1975 and knocked the champ down in the ninth round, although photos later supported Ali's claim that Wepner had stepped
on his foot. Ali later opened up cuts above Wepner's eyes and broke his nose. Ali won the fight when he knocked Wepner down in the 15th round,
a technical knockout.