The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133556   Message #3031897
Posted By: Ed T
14-Nov-10 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Heavyweight boxing champions
Subject: RE: BS: Heavyweight boxing champions
"On March 29, 1966, Chuvalo fought the first of his two famous title bouts with Muhammad Ali, again at home at Maple Leaf Gardens. With only 17 days notice, Chuvalo was fearsome in the ring and forced Ali to defend himself through 15 long rounds. Midway through the 15th round, Chuvalo landed four vicious blows to Ali's jaw and a wicked right to the head, but was unable to put Ali down for the count. Although Chuvalo lost the fight on decision, Ali later said, "He was the toughest man I ever fought." And Chuvalo quipped, "Guess who went to the hospital and guess who went out dancing with his wife!"

Canadas Walk of Fame-George Chuvalo