An old theoretical question — can a professional wrestler defeat a professional boxer? — got an early test of sorts in 1976, when Antonio Inoki fought Muhammad Ali:
That same evening, wrestler Andre the Giant (who in his youth often rode with the playwright Samuel Beckett, but may never have wrestled with or boxed Beckett) fought boxer Chuck (“the Bayonne bleeder”) Wepner:
BONUS: The Guardian‘s look back at the bout.
BONUS: The other Andre the Giant — the chess player