The Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner fight is best known for being the inspiration for the film Rocky.
Many say Wepner putting Ali down in Round 9 has been the spark that led to the beloved Hollywood movie.
Did you know that Sylvester Stallone wrote the script for the movie?
Back in the day, Stallone himself felt like an underdog:
Underdog = a person or group of people with less power, money, etc. than the rest of society or in a competition, the person (…) the least likely to win (Cambridge Dictionary)
When Stallone wrote the script for Rocky he felt like a loser and an underdog.
In the movie Rocky, he shows what it feels like to be an underdog.
An underdog, considered to be the least likely to win, goes into a boxing game…
… and eventually, WINS and becomes the hero of the story.