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Muhammad Ali vs George Chuvalo

Muhammad Ali vs George Chuvalo

Date: 29th March 1966

Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Title: WBC World Heavyweight Title

Promoted by: Main Bout

Muhammad Ali
( 22 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 214 1/2 lbs

George Chuvalo
( 34 - 11 - 2 )
Weight: 216 lbs


Ali successfully defends his WBC World Heavyweight Title against rugged Canadian Chuvalo at The Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada with a unanimous 15 round decision. 13,540 fans attended the fight

Scores: Jackie Silvers 73-65 | Tony Canzano 74-63 | Jackie Johnston 74-62.

Afterwards, Ali stated, "He's the toughest guy I ever fought." 

Ali and Chuvalo would meet a second time in May 1972, with Ali winning by unanimous decision over 12 rounds.




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