publication date: Saturday, May 2, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)

category: Sports

clue: His underdog story and near-triumph over boxing's greatest champion inspired one of the most inspirational sports movies ever.

explanation: Wepner was a boxer who was widely expected to lose a 1975 bout against current world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, but nearly knocked out the champ. This match inspired the movie Rocky. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler

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