|Celebrated Name:||Chuck Wepner|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Charles Wepner|
|Age:||84 years old|
|Birth Date:||February 26, 1939|
|Birth Place:||Newyork, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Linda Wepner|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes(Charlene Wepner, Chuck Wepner Jr., Kimberly Wepner)|
|Dating/Girlfriend (Name):||Lorma Wepner(Ex-Wife)|
|Is Chuck Wepner Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$500 Thousand|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Chuck Wepner is an American boxer, retired now. A self-described brawler, he was active in the professional circuit from 1964 to 1978. He grew up in the streets of Bayonne, New Jersey. This is where he learned to fight. He developed a deep love for sports in his teens. In 1975 he faced the champion, Muhammad Ali, for the WBC and WBA and lasted till the very last round to give him competition as a fighter. To date, he had a record of 35 wins,14 losses, and two draws.
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Early Life & Biography
Born on February 26, 1939, to Dolores and Charles. He is of mixed German, Ukrainian, Belarusian, has one sibling, namely Don. When he was a year old, he and Dolores relocated to his grandmother’s house in Hudson boulevard. He developed a deep love for sports during his teens, and that was in the violent streets of Bayonne, New Jersey, only where he learned how to fight.
Chuck Wepner married Lorma Wepner and had two sons from her, Charlene Wepner and Chuck Wepner Jr. Later he divorced her and married Phyllis Wepner and had a daughter Kimberley from her. They got separated early because of his infidelities. Then he married his third and current wife Linda Wepner in 1995 and is currently residing in Bayonne.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on February 26,1939, Howard is 84 years old. His height is 1.81m tall, and his weight is 101.38kg.
Chuck Wepner’s first professional match took place on August 5, 1964, at City Stadium Bayonne. He won it against George Cooper. In the subsequent matches, he fought all over the US with many boxers. He won the first title of his professional tenure on April 28, 1967, defeating Don McAteer with the fifth-round technical knockout. On September 28, 1968, he knocked his opponent Forest Ward down three consecutive times to trigger an automatic stoppage.
He challenged then WBC and WBA heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali for the World’s heavyweight title. They met on 24 March of the same year, in Ohio. Ali dominated most of the fight, but in the ninth round, Chuck Wepner knocked him down. But in the last round, a twist came, and Ali had won the fight. Sylvester Stallone, back then a struggling actor, wrote the screenplay of “Rocky” after watching Wepner’s fight with Ali. At the height of his career, he used the nicknames such as “The Real Rocky,” “The Bayonne Bleeder.”
For his fight with Mohammad Ali, he was incarcerated for 18 months or processing three ounces of cocaine. He built up a successful second career as a liquor salesman after his retirement from boxing.
Awards & Achievements
On awards and achievements so far, Chuck Wepner had won many awards:-
- Vacant USA New Jersey state heavyweight title on April 28, 1967
- Vacant USA New Jersey heavyweight title on April 15, 1972
- Vacant National Americas heavyweight title on June 23, 1973
He rose to fame with his challenge to then WBA and WBC heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali. He remained until the last round and gave him a good competition.
Net Worth & Salary of Chuck Wepner in 2023
As of December 2023, Anderson has garnered a net worth of $500 thousand. The majority of his earnings come from being an American professional boxer. He won the first title of his professional tenure on April 28, 1967, defeating Don McAteer with the fifth-round technical knockout.
Chuck Wepner is one of the most influential American boxers. He received multiple awards from the vacant USA New Jersey. He had developed a passion for boxing at a very early age. He grew up in the streets of Bayonne, New Jersey. This is where he learned to fight. He rose to fame with his challenge to then WBA and WBC heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali. At the height of his career, he used the nicknames “The real rocky” and “The Bayonne Bleeder.” The aura which Wepner has given to the boxing history of America is undoubtedly marvelous.