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Chuck Wepner: 'The Bleeder'
Yes, says Chuck Wepner, Hollywood megastar Liev Schreiber ("Ray Donovan") is plenty handsome enough to play the leading man in "The Bleeder," the major motion picture, now in production, that will tell Wepner's life story.
In fact, the hardscrabble heavyweight predicts makeup artists will have to work overtime on Schreiber's face to replicate Wepner's scar tissue (he took more than 300 stitches during his career) and bent nose.
"The Bayonne Bleeder" made his third appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show on Oct. 18 to talk about double-dating with Schreiber and co-star Naomi Watts (they all went to the Golovkin fight the previous night), and reminisce about a gritty and gory career (including his 15-round fight with Muhammad Ali) that inspired Sylvester Stallone to create "Rocky."
Wepner also revisits a difficult period in his postfight life that included substance abuse, and a two-year stint in a maximum-security prison, an experience that changed the trajectory of his now-happy life.
This is a sensational conversation with an authentic boxing legend.
The Chuck Wepner interview is preceded by a thorough review of the Golovkin and "Chocolatito" fights (among other topics) by our expert analysts, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.
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