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Evanders Believe It Or Not! From Don King's bark to Mike Tyson's bite, Holyfield's career has been defined by the outrageous. Scroll through our timeline to relive the madness and mayhem.
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Ali & Wepner
MUHAMMAD ALI vs. CHUCK WEPNER, tko 15
March 24, 1975/Cleveland, Ohio


  "This sucker is a cinch," said Ali, looking ahead to his first defense since regaining the title from George Foreman in Zaire. But the plodding New Jersey nightclub bouncer known as "The Bayonne Bleeder" scored a disputed knockdown in the fourth round, survived 19 seconds short of the distance and became Sylvester Stallone's inspiration for Rocky, which was released about 18 months later.

Text by Evan Kanew
Photograph by Tony Tomsic
Illustration by Jeff Wong

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