Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life - The Story Of Boxing's Last Gladiator by GEORGE CHUVALO

Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life - The Story Of Boxing's Last Gladiator


Hardcover | October 29, 2013

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The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought some of the greatest heavyweights in history, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost everything outside the ring

From a tough Toronto childhood as the only son of immigrant parents, through a twenty-three-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, to the public tragedies that decimated his family long after the cheering stopped, George Chuvalo tells his life story as only he can.

Chuvalo traded punches with several all-time greats—Joe Frazier, George Foreman and, most famously, Muhammad Ali (twice)—yet in nearly one hundred bouts, he was never knocked down. But his biggest fight came after he hung up his gloves, when drugs and suicide devastated his family. Chuvalo is both a top-flight boxing memoir and a poignant, hard-hitting story of coping with unimaginable loss.

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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 bod...



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Title:Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life - The Story Of Boxing's Last GladiatorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 1 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:HarperCollins Canada LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443417335

ISBN - 13:9781443417334

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