The inspirational true story of a man who fought some of the finest boxers of all time, including Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, but lost so much outside of the ring.
From his tough childhood as the only son of immigrant parents in Toronto, through the 23-year career that earned him induction into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the public tragedies that decimated his family long after the cheering stopped, this is George Chuvalo's own story, told as only he can tell it.
Chuvalo fought several of the top boxers of the twentieth-century: Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and most famously, Muhammad Ali. Despite fighting nearly one hundred times as a professional, Chuvalo was never knocked down-not until his family was devastated by drugs and suicide was the big man sent reeling. Chuvalo is a top-flight boxing memoir but also a poignant and hard-hitting story of a man's family life nearly destroyed.