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December 18, 1987

Chuck Wepner, who once went 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali in a fight for the heavyweight title, pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking charges in New Brunswick, N.J., a prosecutor said.

Wepner, 48, now a liquor salesman, admitted to one count of conspiracy and one count of possession of cocaine.

The maximum sentence Wepner could receive is 10 years in prison, said Ronald Kercado, assistant Middlesex County prosecutor.

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