Regular price $175.00

HISTORY: Charles "Chuck" Wepner (born February 26, 1939) is a former heavyweight boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey.[1][2] As a tough journeyman boxer he went 15 rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a 1975 fight. Wepner claimed that he was the inspiration for the movie Rocky. Wepner also appeared in the book Operation Bullpen about the $100 million fake autograph scam. The last chapters of Operation Bullpen focus on the John Olson-Chuck Wepner counterfeit scheme in which Olson forged Muhammad Ali autographs on a variety of Ali merchandise, including photographs of Ali and Wepner. Wepner sold forgeries in partnership with Olson, and in 2002 the FBI arrested them both. Each received probation for their crimes. Offered here is an original souvenir pin of Chuck Wepner which dates to the mid 1970's.

FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, metallic, illustrated souvenir pin. Pin firmly attached to back. Bold, clear image. Clean with no rusting. No dents. Minor foxing. 3" diameter.

Size: 3 inch diameter

Condition: very good