Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Valuable Support from Those Close to You

Chuck Wepner, a heavyweight boxing title contender in the mid-1970's, offers some insight into his 1975 title fight with Muhammad Ali.

Before the fight he gave his wife a sexy negligee and told her, "Put this on tonight. You'll be sleeping with the heavyweight champion of the world."

She gushed with a twinkle in her eye, "Wonderful! Is Ali coming here or am I going to his house?"

Upon moving to a neutral corner after knocking Ali down in the ninth round, Wepner heard his cornerman say, "He's gettin' back up and he sure looks mad!"

The fight was stopped in the 15th round; declared a TKO victory for Ali in a successful title defense.

Chuck Wepner trivia: He is the only boxer ever to knock down the Champion Ali.

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