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In 'Chuck,' Liev Schreiber shows he knows a good boxing story

In 'Chuck,' Liev Schreiber shows he knows a good boxing story

Liev Schreiber has voiced the fascinating stories of Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and more as narrator of HBO’s “24/7” series.

When it came time to select a boxing script, Schreiber veered from the successful pugilists and opted to detail the life story of a regular Joe and frequent punching bag.

In “Chuck,” which opens in theaters Friday, Schreiber portrays Chuck Wepner, a 1970s heavyweight known as the “Bayonne Bleeder” who lasted 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali and is regarded as the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky.”

“I read the script and thought it was a great story. I wasn’t aware about Chuck the fighter, so, to that end, I was...

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