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Get to know the man behind Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" with the ESPN® 30 for 30: The Real Rocky DVD. This film tells the story of Chuck Wepner, former New Jersey State Heavyweight Boxing Champion, and how his career took a strange turn as he fought to stay in the spotlight. Fighting Andre the Giant and a 900-pound bear twice, Wepner proved he wasn't afraid of the unusual. Learn more about a legend in this film from the 30 for 30 series.
ESPN Films® 30 for 30: The Real Rocky DVD
Directors: Jeff Feuerzieg
Starring: Chuck Wepner, Sylvester Stallone, and Jerry Izenberg
Plot: Documents how Chuck Wepner went from being a liquor salesman in Bayonne, New Jersey, to a Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Tells the true story of the man who served as the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's movie "Rocky."