Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life

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The inspirational true story of a man who fought some of the finest boxers of all time, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost so much outside of the ring.

From his tough childhood as the only son of immigrant parents in Toronto, through the 23-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the public tragedies that decimated his family long after the cheering stopped, this is George Chuvalo’s own story, told as only he can tell it.

Chuvalo fought several of the top boxers of the twentieth-century: Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and most famously, Muhammad Ali. Despite fighting nearly one hundred times as a professional, Chuvalo was never knocked down-not until his family was devastated by drugs and suicide was the big man sent reeling. Chuvalo is a top-flight boxing memoir but also a poignant and hard-hitting story of a man’s family life nearly destroyed.

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GEORGE CHUVALO is the longest reigning champion in Canadian boxing history. After teaching himself the basics, he turned pro as an eighteen-year-old in 1956 and over the next twenty-three years fought some of the sport's greatest names. After retiring from the ring in 1979, Chuvalo has had to come to terms with a series of crushing body blows. His youngest son, a heroin addict, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two others died from heroin overdoses. In between, his first wife, overcome with grief, took her own life. Yet Chuvalo has stoically fought back. He formed his Fight Against Drugs foundation in 1996 and has spent the last seventeen years travelling across Canada and parts of the United States, talking to tens of thousands of students and young adults about what happened to his family.

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