Charles William “Chuck” Wepner is an American retired professional boxer who is known for his impact on the Rocky film franchise. He is one of the most recognizable fighters in the sport and has earned a tremendous amount of respect. He is also a celebrity guest and motivational speaker.
He has a huge following on social media with over 1.2 million followers on Instagram alone. He is also an avid fisherman and has been featured in many fishing shows. His net worth is estimated at $4 million.
He was born on 26 February 1939 and is currently 84 years old. He has a height of 6’5 inches. He was born in New York City, and is a Pisces.
Wepner began his career as a professional in 1964, and won the New York Golden Gloves Heavyweight Novice Championship. He fought all over the United States, defeating fighters such as Rudy Pavesi, Jerry Tomasetti, and Ray Patterson. He suffered back-to-back losses to Bob Stallings and Buster Mathis, but he regained his form in 1967 and won the USA New Jersey State Heavyweight title by knocking out Don McAteer.
In his personal life, Chuck has been through a series of setbacks. He has been married three times. He was first married to Lorma Wepner with whom he has two children, Charlene and Chuck Jr. Due to unknown reasons, their marriage didn’t work out and they separated. He later married Phyllis and then Linda. He and his wife are living in their hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey.