By George Chuvalo, Murray Greig
The inspirational memoir of the Canadian boxer who fought a few of the maximum heavyweights in heritage, together with Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, yet misplaced every thing open air the ring.
From a difficult Toronto youth because the purely son of immigrant mom and dad, via a twenty-three-year occupation that earned him induction into the realm Boxing corridor of popularity, to the general public tragedies that decimated his kin lengthy after the cheering stopped, George Chuvalo tells his lifestyles tale as merely he can.
Chuvalo used to be the longest-reigning champion in Canadian boxing heritage. After instructing himself the fundamentals, he became seasoned as an eighteen-year-old in 1956 and over the subsequent twenty-three years fought a few of the sport's maximum names: Joe Frazier, George Foreman and, such a lot famously, Muhammad Ali (twice). due to the fact retiring from the hoop in 1979, Chuvalo has needed to come to phrases with a sequence of crushing physique blows. His youngest son, a heroin addict, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. different sons died from heroin overdoses. His first spouse, conquer with grief, took her personal lifestyles. but Chuvalo has stoically fought again. He shaped his struggle opposed to medicines starting place in 1996 and has spent the previous seventeen years vacationing throughout Canada and to components of the us, speaking to tens of millions of scholars and teens approximately what occurred to his family.
An inspirational tale of a Canadian icon, Chuvalo is either a top-flight boxing memoir and a poignant, hard-hitting tale of dealing with incredible loss.
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