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George Chuvalo boxer

George Chuvalo image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1956-04-23
Born 1937-09-12
Nationality Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
bouts
93
won
73
lost
18
draw
2
bouts
93
won
73
lost
18
draw
2
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 0″/183cm
Debut 1956-04-23
Born 1937-09-12
Nationality Canada
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chuvalo became Canadian amateur heavyweight champion in May 1955, defeating Winnipeg's Peter Piper with a first-round KO in a tournament final in Regina, Saskatchewan. Chuvalo finished his amateur career with a 16-0-0 record, all by KO within four rounds. Nicknamed "Boom Boom", Chuvalo turned professional in 1956, knocking out four opponents in one night to win a heavyweight tournament held by former world's champion Jack Dempsey at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on April 26, 1956.Chuvalo is best known for his two fights against Muhammad Ali. He went the distance both times, in each case losing the decision by a wide margin on the scorecards. The first fight, on March 29, 1966, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, was for Ali's world heavyweight title. "He's the toughest guy I ever fought," said Ali of Chuvalo after the fight.

Chuvalo became Canadian amateur heavyweight champion in May 1955, defeating Winnipeg's Peter Piper with a first-round KO in a tournament final in Regina, Saskatchewan. Chuvalo finished his amateur career with a 16-0-0 record, all by KO within four rounds. Nicknamed "Boom Boom", Chuvalo turned professional in 1956, knocking out four opponents in one night to win a heavyweight tournament held by former world's champion Jack Dempsey at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on April 26, 1956.Chuvalo is best known for his two fights against Muhammad Ali. He went the distance both times, in each case losing the decision by a wide margin on the scorecards. The first fight, on March 29, 1966, at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, was for Ali's world heavyweight title. "He's the toughest guy I ever fought," said Ali of Chuvalo after the fight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 11, 1978 George Jerome LLLLDL St. Lawrence Market, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 8, 1977 Earl McLeay LLLLLW C.N.E. Coliseum, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 7, 1977 Bob Felstein LLLWWL North York Centennial Centre, Toronto vacant Canada Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1973 Mike Boswell LLLLLL Twin Rinks, Cheektowaga WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1973 Tony Ventura LLWWWL Twin Rinks, Cheektowaga WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 5, 1972 Charlie Boston LWWLLL Port-au-Prince WIN
KO
Aug. 10, 1972 Tommy Burns LWLLW Nelson Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1972 Muhammad Ali WLWWWW Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 21, 1972 Jim Christopher LLLLLL Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg WIN
KO
Jan. 28, 1972 Charley Chase WWWWWW Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 17, 1971 Cleveland Williams WWWLWL Astrodome, Houston WIN
Unanimous decision
May 10, 1971 Jimmy Ellis WWWLWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 1970 Charles Couture Austintown Fitch High School Gym, Youngstown WIN
KO
Nov. 5, 1970 Tony Ventura LLWLLL Forum, Montreal WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 23, 1970 Tommy Burns LLLWL Hamilton WIN
KO
Aug. 15, 1970 Mike Bruce LLWLLL Kosevo Stadium, Sarajevo WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1970 George Foreman WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
June 30, 1970 Charlie Reno WLWLWD Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle WIN
KO
May 10, 1970 Gino Ricci Kimberley WIN
Technical knockout
May 1, 1970 Willie Tiger WDLLLW Fairgrounds Coliseum, Detroit WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1969 Jerry Quarry WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Nov. 16, 1969 Leslie Borden LLLLLL Kimberley WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 8, 1969 Stamford Harris WLDWWW Exhibition Pavilion, Lethbridge WIN
KO
Feb. 3, 1969 Buster Mathis LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 12, 1968 Dante Cane WDWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1968 Manuel Ramos WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 17, 1968 Vic Brown WWWWLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 3, 1968 Levi Forte LWLLWL Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
June 30, 1968 Johnny Featherman LLLLLL Penticton WIN
KO
June 5, 1968 Jean-Claude Roy LWWWLL Exhibition Stadium, Regina Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 19, 1967 Joe Frazier WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Technical knockout
June 22, 1967 Archie Ray LLLLLL Adams Field House, Missoula WIN
Technical knockout
May 27, 1967 Willi Besmanoff WWWLWL Cocoa Expo Stadium, Cocoa WIN
Corner retirement
April 4, 1967 Willi Besmanoff WWWWLW Auditorium, Miami Beach WIN
Technical knockout
March 20, 1967 Buddy Moore WLWWLL Four Seasons Arena, Walpole WIN
KO
Feb. 22, 1967 Dick Wipperman WWLWWL Armory, Akron WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 16, 1967 Vic Brown LLWWWW Four Seasons Arena, Walpole WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1966 Willie McCormick Labrador City WIN
KO
Nov. 28, 1966 Dave Russell LLLLWW Saint John WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 21, 1966 Boston Jacobs WWLWWW Cobo Arena, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 12, 1966 Dick Wipperman WWWLWW Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 16, 1966 Bob Avery WLLLLL Sales Pavilion, Edmonton WIN
KO
Aug. 16, 1966 Mel Turnbow WLLLLL Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal WIN
KO
June 23, 1966 Oscar Bonavena WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Majority decision
May 14, 1966 Levi Forte WLLLLW Miner's Forum, Glace Bay WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 1966 Muhammad Ali WWWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 25, 1966 Eduardo Corletti WDDLDW Olympia, Kensington LOSS
Points
Dec. 7, 1965 Joe Bygraves LLLLWL Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
Points
Nov. 1, 1965 Ernie Terrell WWWWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto World Boxing Association World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1965 Orvin Veazey LLLLLL Exhibition Stadium, Regina WIN
KO
June 30, 1965 Dave Bailey LDLLLL Exhibition Stadium, Regina WIN
KO
June 7, 1965 Sonny Andrews LWLLLL Saint John WIN
Technical knockout
April 19, 1965 Bill Nielsen WLLWLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1965 Floyd Patterson WLLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 9, 1964 Calvin Butler LLLLLL Hull Arena, Hull WIN
KO
Oct. 2, 1964 Doug Jones WLWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 1964 Don Prout WWWLWW Sargent Field, New Bedford WIN
Technical knockout
March 18, 1964 Hugh Mercier LWLLW Auditorium, Regina vacant Canada Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 17, 1964 Zora Folley LDWLWW Arena, Cleveland LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 8, 1963 Tony Alongi WLWLWW Auditorium, Miami Beach DRAW
Points
Sept. 27, 1963 Mike DeJohn WWLWWW Convention Center, Louisville WIN
Majority decision
May 18, 1963 Lloyd Washington LLL Central High Field House, Battle Creek WIN
KO
April 29, 1963 Chico Gardner LLLWWL London WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 1963 James Wakefield WWWWLW Windsor Arena, Windsor WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1963 Rico Brooks LWLWDW Graystone Ballroom, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1961 Joe Erskine WWLWWL Toronto LOSS
DQ
Aug. 8, 1961 Bob Cleroux WWLWWW Delormier Stadium, Montreal Canada Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
June 27, 1961 Willi Besmanoff LLWWLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
March 27, 1961 Alex Miteff WWWLLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 23, 1960 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Forum, Montreal Canada Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1960 Bob Cleroux WWWWWW Delormier Stadium, Montreal Canada Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
July 19, 1960 Pete Rademacher WWWDLW Maple Leaf Stadium, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 17, 1959 Yvon Durelle LWLWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto Canada Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1959 Frankie Daniels WWWLLD Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 17, 1958 Pat McMurtry WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 15, 1958 James J. Parker DDWWLW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto vacant Canada Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 16, 1958 Alex Miteff WWLWWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto DRAW
Majority decision
April 21, 1958 Howard King WDLWWL Toronto WIN
KO
Jan. 27, 1958 Julio Mederos DLLWWL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 9, 1957 Bob Baker LWWLLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 6, 1957 Joe Schmolze LWLLWW Fort William WIN
KO
April 22, 1957 Emil Brtko LWLLWW Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Technical knockout
March 25, 1957 Moses Graham WLLLLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
March 4, 1957 Walter Hafer LWWLWL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1957 Sid Russell WWWLLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1956 Bob Biehler WWLDLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 22, 1956 Howard King LWLLWW Toronto LOSS
Split-decision
Sept. 10, 1956 Joe Evans LL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
KO
June 11, 1956 Johnny Arthur WWLWLL Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto WIN
Unanimous decision
April 23, 1956 Ed McGee Toronto WIN
KO