George Chuvalo

George Chuvalo
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Chuvalo in April 2010
Statistics
Real nameJure Čuvalo
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Reach71 in (180 cm)
NationalityCanadian
Born(1937-09-12) September 12, 1937 (age 79)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights93
Wins72
Wins by KO63
Losses19
Draws2
No contests0

Biography

George Louis Chuvalo, CM (given birth to Sept 12, 1937) is a retired Canadian professional boxer who was simply a five-time Canadian heavyweight champ, and two-time globe heavyweight name challenger. Chuvalo, who’s regarded as by many to possess one of the better chins in boxing background, was under no circumstances knocked down in his amateur profession or his 93-battle professional profession and was rated #4 on ESPN’s biggest chin in boxing background list. Chuvalo dropped to Hall of Popularity heavyweights such as for example Floyd Patterson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, but was acknowledged for his spirited shows. He did beat top contenders such as for example Yvon Durelle, Doug Jones, Jerry Quarry and Cleveland Williams. He fought for the globe title twice, dropping a questionable decision to Ernie Terrell and another decision in his 1st battle with Ali. George Chuvalo was inducted in to the Ontario Sports activities Hall of Popularity in 1995.

Early life and career

Chuvalo was created in Toronto, to Croat parents from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Stipan and Katica (née Kordić) Čuvalo, both from villages near Ljubuški. His dad was from Proboj and mom from Grljevići. Chuvalo was raised in The Junction region of western world Toronto. He went to St. Michael's University College and Humberside Collegiate Institute, getting among the best-known beginner boxers in Toronto, fighting from the Earlscourt Athletic Membership.Chuvalo became Canadian beginner heavyweight champion in-may 1955, defeating Winnipeg's Peter Piper using a first-round KO within a competition last in Regina, Saskatchewan. Chuvalo completed his amateur profession using a 16-0-0 record, simply by KO within four rounds. Nicknamed "Increase Increase", Chuvalo changed professional in 1956, knocking out four competitors in one evening to earn a heavyweight competition held by previous world's champion Jack port Dempsey at Maple Leaf Backyards in Toronto on Apr 26, 1956. Rocky Marciano was one of is own coaches in his early profession.

Versus Patterson

Chuvalo lost a detailed decision to past champ and sentimental favorite Floyd Patterson inside a bout in New York's famed Madison Square Backyard that The Band named battle of the entire year for 1965.

Two Ali fights

Chuvalo is most beneficial known for his two battles against Muhammad Ali. He proceeded to go the length both instances, in each case dropping your choice by a broad margin within the scorecards. The 1st battle, on March 29, 1966, was for Ali's globe name. "He's the toughest man I ever fought", stated Ali of Chuvalo following the fight. The next Ali fight is at 1972. Ali, after that between his initial and second globe championship reigns, gained a straightforward decision. It had been the final major combat of Chuvalo's profession.

Other career highlights

Upcoming world champions Joe Frazier and George Foreman, despite getting big punchers, were not able to knock Chuvalo straight down, however they were the just two fighters to ever end him, scoring techie knockout (TKO) victories. Band Mag reported Frazier almost shut both Chuvalo's eye and also damaged among the man's cheek bone fragments.Foreman, thought to be among the hardest hitters in boxing background, mauled Chuvalo using a wicked jab plus some truly thunderous big punches breaking Chuvalo's nasal area.Among Chuvalo's biggest victories was a seventh-round knockout of contender Jerry Quarry on Dec 12, 1969.He shed to WBA heavyweight champ Ernie Terrell in 1965 also to previous WBA champ Jimmy Ellis in 1971, with both of these fights occurring at Maple Leaf Backyards.He got an eleventh-round knockout against contender Doug Jones on Oct 2, 1964 notably using the boxing technique 'get rid of your body and the top dies' . Chuvalo also defeated significant fighters such as for example Howard Ruler, Canadian champ Bob Cleroux, Yvon Durelle, Willi Besmanoff, big striking Mike DeJohn, Cleveland Williams, and Manuel Ramos.

Personal life

Chuvalo had five kids altogether; he dropped three of his sons, Jesse Chuvalo in 1985 to suicide, Georgie Lee Chuvalo in 1993 and Steven Louis Chuvalo in 1996 both to medication overdoses, he also offers a child Mitchell Aaron Dion and a child Vanessa Lynn from his relationship. He dropped his wife to suicide soon after the second child had passed away. Thereafter, he wedded his current wife, Joanne Chuvalo, to whom he continues to be wedded for over 2 decades. Chuvalo also offers two stepchildren, Jesse and Ruby, from his second relationship. His child Mitch Chuvalo happens to be a physical education instructor at the exclusive University or college of Toronto Universities, an independent senior high school. His stepson, Jesse O'Hara, is definitely a prominent entertainment attorney in Miami, Florida.

Tributes and other appearances

Chuvalo was inducted in to the Canadian Sports activities Hall of Popularity in 1990 as well as the Globe Boxing Hall of Popularity in 1997. He was produced a Member from the Purchase of Canada in 1998 and was honored a celebrity on Canada's Walk of Popularity in 2005.Chuvalo also appeared in film tasks. These included playing an ex-boxer converted hitman (who statements to possess fought Muhammad Ali!) in the murder thriller I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978) and an ill-fated arm-wrestler in the remake from the Fly (1986), as well as roles in Rock Cold Deceased (1979), Last Guy Standing up (1987), the horror humor Prom Night time III: THE FINAL Kiss (1990), and a short cameo like a boxing referee in the 1998 humor "Dirty Function".On August 14, 2008, Chuvalo's kitchen was the featured restoration project for the Canadian Television series Holmes on Homes within an show titled "Kitchen Knockout."Chuvalo was featured within the 2009 documentary film Facing Ali, where notable former competitors of Ali (Chuvalo fought Ali twice) discuss how fighting with each other Ali changed their lives.During April 2010, George was a particular guest in the BC Golden Gloves tournament kept in the Eagle Ridge Community Center in Langford, BC. The function was co-hosted by Boxing BC and the administrative centre Town Boxing ClubOn Dec 17, 2011, he found Sarajevo to wait the unveiling of the statue in his honor in Ljubuški on Weekend, Dec 18, 2011.Chuvalo appears for the cover for Canadian rock-band Our Woman Peace's 2012 recording Curve. Chuvalo's vocal excerpts are presented in "Mettle", the ultimate music in the recording.

Professional boxing record

72 Wins (63 knockouts, 9 decisions), 19 Deficits (2 knockouts, 17 decisions), 2 Pulls Result Record Opponent Type Circular Date Location Records Win 72-19-2 George Jerome TKO 3 11/12/1978 St. Lawrence Marketplace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Maintained Canada Heavyweight name. Get 71-19-2 Earl McLeay KO 1 08/12/1977 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Maintained Canada Heavyweight name. McLeay knocked out with a right right hand. Get 70-19-2 Bob Felstein KO 9 07/03/1977 North York Centennial Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Won vacant Canada Heavyweight name. Get 69-19-2 Mike Boswell KO 7 30/10/1973 Twin Rinks, Cheektowaga, NY, United States Get 68-19-2 Tony Ventura TKO 3 25/09/1973 Twin Rinks, Cheektowaga, NY, United States Gain 67-19-2 Charlie Boston KO 2 05/09/1972 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Gain 66-19-2 Tommy Uses up KO 1 10/08/1972 Nelson, United kingdom Columbia, Canada Maintained Canada Heavyweight name. Reduction 65-19-2 Muhammad Ali UD 12 01/05/1972 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, United kingdom Columbia, Canada For NABF Heavyweight name. Gain 65-18-2 Jim Christopher KO 2 21/02/1972 Winnipeg Area, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Gain 64-18-2 Charley Run after TKO 6 28/01/1972 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, United kingdom Columbia, Canada Maintained Canada Heavyweight name. Fight was ended after Chase experienced a broken correct hand. Gain 63-18-2 Cleveland Williams UD 10 17/11/1971 Astrodome, Houston, Tx, USA 98–93, 97–94, 98–93 Reduction 62-18-2 Jimmy Ellis UD 10 10/05/1971 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Gain 62-17-2 Charles Couture KO 2 11/12/1970 Austintown Fitch SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Fitness center, Youngstown, Ohio, USA Gain 61-17-2 Tony Ventura TKO 4 05/11/1970 Community forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Gain 60-17-2 Tommy Uses up KO 1 24/10/1970 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Get 59-17-2 Mike Bruce KO 2 15/08/1970 Kosevo Stadium, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia Reduction 58-17-2 George Foreman TKO 3 04/08/1970 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, United States Part stoppage. Get 58-16-2 Charlie Reno KO 3 30/06/1970 Seattle, Washington, D.C., USA Reno was knocked down four occasions in another round. Get 57-16-2 Gino Ricci TKO 1 10/05/1970 Kimberley, English Columbia, Canada Get 56-16-2 Willie Tiger KO 10 01/05/1970 Fairgrounds, Detroit, Michigan, USA Get 55-16-2 Jerry Quarry KO 7 12/12/1969 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, USA Quarry stood up after becoming knocked down in circular 7 but opted to have a leg and rest as the count number continued. Nevertheless, for reasons not really entirely particular, he didn't go back to his ft by the count number of 10 and was counted out. Get 55-15-2 Leslie Borden TKO 3 16/11/1969 Kimberley, English Columbia, Canada Get 54-15-2 Stamford Harris TKO 3 08/09/1969 Exhibition Pavilion, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Reduction 53-15-2 Buster Mathis UD 12 03/02/1969 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, United States Get 53-14-2 Dante Cane TKO 7 12/11/1968 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Gain 52-14-2 Manuel Ramos TKO 5 26/09/1968 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NY, USA Ramos down in the 5th circular. Gain 51-14-2 Vic Dark brown TKO 3 17/09/1968 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dark brown signalled towards the referee that he previously more than enough, after he was knocked down double in another round. Gain 50-14-2 Levi Forte TKO 2 03/09/1968 Auditorium, Miami Seaside, Florida, USA Gain 49-14-2 Johnny Featherman KO 1 30/06/1968 Penticton, United kingdom Columbia, Canada Gain 48-14-2 Jean-Claude Roy UD 12 05/06/1968 Exhibition Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Won Canada Heavyweight name. Joe Louis was the referee. There have been no knockdowns and neither fighter is at serious trouble. Reduction 47-14-2 Joe Frazier TKO 4 19/07/1967 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, USA Cut attention stoppage. Get 47-13-2 Archie Ray TKO 2 22/06/1967 Adams Field Home, Missoula, Montana, USA Get 46-13-2 Willi Besmanoff TKO 3 27/05/1967 Cocoa, Florida, USA Get 45-13-2 Willi Besmanoff TKO 3 04/04/1967 Auditorium, Miami Seaside, Florida, USA Win 44-13-2 Friend Moore KO 2 20/03/1967 Four Months Market, Walpole, Massachusetts, USA Gain 43-13-2 Dick Wipperman TKO 3 22/02/1967 Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA Wipperman was knocked down 3 x in another round. Gain 42-13-2 Vic Dark brown KO 4 16/01/1967 Four Periods World, Walpole, Massachusetts, USA Gain 41-13-2 Willie McCormick KO 3 16/12/1966 Labrador Town, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Gain 40-13-2 Dave Russell TKO 2 28/11/1966 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Gain 39-13-2 Boston Jacobs TKO 3 21/11/1966 Cobo World, Detroit, Michigan, USA Gain 38-13-2 Dick Wipperman TKO 5 12/10/1966 Paul Sauve World, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Gain 37-13-2 Bob Avery TKO 2 15/09/1966 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Chuvalo walloped Avery towards the canvas five situations prior to the referee ended the bout. Get 36-13-2 Mel Turnbow KO 7 16/08/1966 Paul Sauve Market, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Reduction 35-13-2 Oscar Bonavena MD 12 23/06/1966 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, United States Gain 35-12-2 Levi Forte TKO 2 15/05/1966 Miner's Community forum, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada Forte's part threw in the towel. Reduction 34-12-2 Muhammad Ali UD 15 29/03/1966 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada For Globe Heavyweight title. Reduction 34-11-2 Eduardo Corletti PTS 10 25/01/1966 Olympia, Kensington, London, UK Gain 34-10-2 Joe Bygraves PTS 10 07/12/1965 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, UK Bygraves down in the 10th circular. Reduction 33-10-2 Ernie Terrell UD 15 01/11/1965 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada For WBA Globe Heavyweight title. Gain 33-9-2 Orvin Veazey KO 2 17/08/1965 Exhibition Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Gain 32-9-2 Dave Bailey KO 3 30/06/1965 Exhibition Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Gain 31-9-2 Ed Sonny Andrews TKO 1 07/06/1965 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Gain 30-9-2 Costs Nielsen TKO 8 19/04/1965 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Reduction 29-9-2 Floyd Patterson UD 12 01/02/1965 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, USA 1965 Battle of the entire year by The Band Magazine. Get 29-8-2 Calvin Butler KO 3 10/11/1964 Hull, Quebec, Canada Get 28-8-2 Doug Jones TKO 11 02/10/1964 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NYC, USA Jones was down once in the 11th, before referee Arthur Mercante ceased it. Chuvalo led on two from the three scorecards during the stoppage. Get 27-8-2 Don Prout TKO 3 27/07/1964 Sargent Field, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA Get 26-8-2 Hugh Mercier KO 1 18/03/1964 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Won vacant Canada Heavyweight name. Reduction 25-8-2 Zora Folley UD 10 17/01/1964 World, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 45–50, 42–49, 44–47 Pull 25-7-2 Tony Alongi PTS 10 08/11/1963 Miami Seaside, Florida, USA First decision have been earn for Alongi, but recheck demonstrated mistake in referee's credit card and commission transformed decision. Gain 25-7-1 Mike DeJohn MD 10 27/09/1963 Convention Middle, Louisville, Kentucky, USA DeJohn was down in the next & 6th rounds. Gain 24-7-1 Lloyd Washington KO 2 18/05/1963 Central Great Field House, Fight Creek, Michigan, USA Gain 23-7-1 Chico Gardner KO 4 29/04/1963 London, Ontario, Canada Get 22-7-1 Wayne Wakefield TKO 6 22/04/1963 Market, Windsor, Ontario, Canada Get 21-7-1 Rico Brooks TKO 2 15/03/1963 Market, Detroit, Michigan, USA Reduction 20-7-1 Joe Erskine DQ 5 02/10/1961 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Chuvalo was disqualified for headbutting. Reduction 20-6-1 Bob Cleroux SD 12 08/08/1961 Delormier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Shed Canada Heavyweight name. Get 20-5-1 Willi Besmanoff TKO 4 27/06/1961 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 19-5-1 Alex Miteff SD 10 27/03/1961 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 18-5-1 Bob Cleroux UD 12 23/11/1960 Discussion board, Quebec, Canada Won Canada Heavyweight name. Reduction 17-5-1 Bob Cleroux SD 12 17/08/1960 Delormier Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Shed Canada Heavyweight name. Reduction 17-4-1 Pete Rademacher UD 10 19/07/1960 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 17-3-1 Yvon Durelle KO 12 17/11/1959 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Maintained Canada Heavyweight name. Durelle was down once in the very first and 9th, double in the 10th, and once again for the count number in the 12th. Get 16-3-1 Frankie Daniels TKO 7 14/09/1959 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Reduction 15-3-1 Pat McMurtry UD 10 17/10/1958 Madison Square Backyard, New York, NY, United States Gain 15-2-1 Adam J. Parker KO 1 15/09/1959 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Won vacant Canada Heavyweight name. Parker was knocked down 3 x. Pull 14-2-1 Alex Miteff PTS 10 16/06/1958 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Miteff was knocked down in the 10th circular. Gain 14–2 Howard Ruler KO 2 21/04/1958 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Gain 13–2 Julio Mederos UD 10 27/01/1958 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mederos was knocked down double in the next round. Reduction 12–2 Bob Baker UD 10 09/09/1957 Maple Leaf Backyards, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Gain 12–1 Joe Schmolze KO 4 06/06/1957 Fort William, Ontario, Canada Joe Schmolze fought this combat beneath the alias "Joe Olsen". Schmolze was an alternative for Child Gage. Get 11–1 Emil Brtko TKO 2 04/22/1957 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 10–1 Moses Graham KO 2 25/03/1957 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 9–1 Walter Hafer KO 3 04/03/1957 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 8–1 Sid Russell KO 1 14/01/1957 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 7–1 Bob Biehler UD 8 19/11/1956 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Reduction 6–1 Howard Ruler SD 8 22/10/1956 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 6–0 Joe Evans KO 1 10/09/1956 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 5–0 John Arthur UD 8 11/06/1956 Maple Leaf Landscapes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Get 4–0 Ed McGee KO 1 23/04/1956 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jack port Dempsey Heavyweight Beginner Tournament. Get 3–0 Ross Gregory KO 1 23/04/1956 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jack port Dempsey Heavyweight Newbie Tournament. Gain 2–0 Jim Leonard KO 2 23/04/1956 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jack port Dempsey Heavyweight Newbie Tournament. Gain 1–0 Gordon Baldwin TKO 2 23/04/1956 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Jack port Dempsey Heavyweight Newbie Tournament.

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