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Muhammad Ali watches Chuck Wepner fall to the canvas @ Richfield Coliseum (Cleveland, Ohio) in the 15th round, 24 March 1975. | CSU Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

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Muhammad Ali, The Greatest in pictures: A look back at the life of the most famous sportsman in the world

Chuck Wepner is almost knocked through the ropes as Ali retains his heavyweight titles in Richfield in 1975

Never-before-seen pictures illustrate life of Muhammad Ali

In the locker room with Sylvester Stallone before the Earnie Shavers fight, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1977. Sylvester Stallone, the actor who wrote and starred in the movie 'Rocky', inspired by the Muhammad Ali-Chuck Wepner fight, meets with the Champ to wish him luck

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Muhammad Ali pictured at home to celebrate 73rd birthday after being released from hospital after serious urinary tract infection

Boxing legend: Ali, a three-time world champion, is seen above knocking Chuck Wepner against the ropes at a 1975 bout in Richfield, Ohio

Naomi Watts snaps a shot with her 'bff' Nicole Kidman at TIFF

In the film: Liev plays Chuck Wepner who almost went fifteen rounds with world…

'Real-life Rocky' to sue over copycat film based on heavyweight contender's life

Defending heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali goes down after a punch from Chuck Wepner in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975.

Naomi Watts looks downtrodden after Liev Schreiber split

Working together as a couple: In the biographical film The Bleeder about heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, Naomi plays Liev's third wife as he (portraying Wepner) prepares to fight Muhammad Ali in 1975 (pictured on the New York set of the film in November 2015)

Naomi Watts looks lovely in floral frock alongside Liev Schreiber

In the film: Liev plays Chuck Wepner who almost went fifteen rounds with world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, while Naomi plays the boxer's third wife Linda