In a career spanning 22 years and 7 months, George Chuvalo fought 93 times with 73 wins, 18 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on December 11, 1978, Chuvalo's boxing record stood at 73-18-2 (64 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
George Chuvalo is a retired Canadian professional boxer. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 12, 1937. Chuvalo made his professional boxing debut at the age of 18 on April 23, 1956. He retired without winning a world title. He is 85 years old, and will be turning 86 in 7 months and 5 days.
|Total Title Wins||0|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||0|
|Losses via KO||2|
|93||Dec 11, 1978||41||George Jerome||Win||TKO3|
|92||Dec 8, 1977||40||Earl McLeay||Win||TKO1|
|91||Mar 7, 1977||39||Bob Felstein||Win||KO9|
|90||Oct 30, 1973||36||Mike Boswell||Win||KO7|
|89||Sep 25, 1973||36||Tony Ventura||Win||TKO3|
|88||Sep 5, 1972||34||Charlie Boston||Win||KO2|
|87||Aug 10, 1972||34||Tommy Burns||Win||KO1|
|86||May 1, 1972||34||Muhammad Ali||Loss||UD|
|85||Feb 21, 1972||34||Jim Christopher||Win||KO2|
|84||Jan 28, 1972||34||Charley Chase||Win||TKO6|
|83||Nov 17, 1971||34||Cleveland Williams||Win||UD|
|82||May 10, 1971||33||Jimmy Ellis||Loss||UD|
|81||Dec 11, 1970||33||Charles Couture||Win||KO2|
|80||Nov 5, 1970||33||Tony Ventura||Win||TKO4|
|79||Oct 24, 1970||33||Tommy Burns||Win||KO1|
|78||Aug 15, 1970||32||Mike Bruce||Win||KO2|
|77||Aug 4, 1970||32||George Foreman||Loss||TKO3|
|76||Jun 30, 1970||32||Charlie Reno||Win||KO3|
|75||May 10, 1970||32||Gino Ricci||Win||TKO1|
|74||May 1, 1970||32||Willie Tiger||Win||KO10|
|73||Dec 12, 1969||32||Jerry Quarry||Win||KO7|
|72||Nov 16, 1969||32||Leslie Borden||Win||TKO3|
|71||Sep 8, 1969||31||Stamford Harris||Win||TKO3|
|70||Feb 3, 1969||31||Buster Mathis||Loss||UD|
|69||Nov 12, 1968||31||Dante Cane||Win||TKO7|
|68||Sep 26, 1968||31||Manuel Ramos||Win||TKO5|
|67||Sep 17, 1968||31||Vic Brown||Win||TKO3|
|66||Sep 3, 1968||30||Levi Forte||Win||TKO2|
|65||Jun 30, 1968||30||Johnny Featherman||Win||KO1|
|64||Jun 5, 1968||30||Jean-Claude Roy||Win||UD|
|63||Jul 19, 1967||29||Joe Frazier||Loss||TKO4|
|62||Jun 22, 1967||29||Archie Ray||Win||TKO2|
|61||May 27, 1967||29||Willi Besmanoff||Win||TKO3|
|60||Apr 4, 1967||29||Willi Besmanoff||Win||TKO3|
|59||Mar 20, 1967||29||Buddy Moore||Win||KO2|
|58||Feb 22, 1967||29||Dick Wipperman||Win||TKO3|
|57||Jan 16, 1967||29||Vic Brown||Win||KO4|
|56||Dec 16, 1966||29||Willie McCormick||Win||KO3|
|55||Nov 28, 1966||29||Dave Russell||Win||TKO2|
|54||Nov 21, 1966||29||Boston Jacobs||Win||TKO3|
|53||Oct 12, 1966||29||Dick Wipperman||Win||TKO5|
|52||Sep 15, 1966||29||Bob Avery||Win||TKO2|
|51||Aug 16, 1966||28||Mel Turnbow||Win||KO7|
|50||Jun 23, 1966||28||Oscar Bonavena||Loss||MD|
|49||May 15, 1966||28||Levi Forte||Win||TKO2|
|48||Mar 29, 1966||28||Muhammad Ali||Loss||UD|
|47||Jan 25, 1966||28||Eduardo Corletti||Loss||PTS|
|46||Dec 7, 1965||28||Joe Bygraves||Win||PTS|
|45||Nov 1, 1965||28||Ernie Terrell||Loss||UD|
|44||Aug 17, 1965||27||Orvin Veazey||Win||KO2|
|43||Jun 30, 1965||27||Dave Bailey||Win||KO3|
|42||Jun 7, 1965||27||Ed Sonny Andrews||Win||TKO1|
|41||Apr 19, 1965||27||Bill Nielsen||Win||TKO8|
|40||Feb 1, 1965||27||Floyd Patterson||Loss||UD|
|39||Nov 10, 1964||27||Calvin Butler||Win||KO3|
|38||Oct 2, 1964||27||Doug Jones||Win||TKO11|
|37||Jul 27, 1964||26||Don Prout||Win||TKO3|
|36||Mar 18, 1964||26||Hugh Mercier||Win||KO1|
|35||Jan 17, 1964||26||Zora Folley||Loss||UD|
|34||Nov 8, 1963||26||Tony Alongi||Draw||PTS|
|33||Sep 27, 1963||26||Mike DeJohn||Win||MD|
|32||May 18, 1963||25||Lloyd Washington||Win||KO2|
|31||Apr 29, 1963||25||Chico Gardner||Win||KO4|
|30||Apr 22, 1963||25||James Wakefield||Win||TKO6|
|29||Mar 15, 1963||25||Rico Brooks||Win||TKO2|
|28||Oct 2, 1961||24||Joe Erskine||Loss||DQ|
|27||Aug 8, 1961||23||Bob Cleroux||Loss||SD|
|26||Jun 27, 1961||23||Willi Besmanoff||Win||TKO4|
|25||Mar 27, 1961||23||Alex Miteff||Win||SD|
|24||Nov 23, 1960||23||Bob Cleroux||Win||UD|
|23||Aug 17, 1960||22||Bob Cleroux||Loss||SD|
|22||Jul 19, 1960||22||Pete Rademacher||Loss||UD|
|21||Nov 17, 1959||22||Yvon Durelle||Win||KO12|
|20||Sep 14, 1959||22||Frankie Daniels||Win||TKO7|
|19||Oct 17, 1958||21||Pat McMurtry||Loss||UD|
|18||Sep 15, 1958||21||James J. Parker||Win||KO1|
|17||Jun 16, 1958||20||Alex Miteff||Draw||PTS|
|16||Apr 21, 1958||20||Howard King||Win||KO2|
|15||Jan 27, 1958||20||Julio Mederos||Win||UD|
|14||Sep 9, 1957||19||Bob Baker||Loss||UD|
|13||Jun 6, 1957||19||Joe Schmolze||Win||KO4|
|12||Apr 22, 1957||19||Emil Brtko||Win||TKO2|
|11||Mar 25, 1957||19||Moses Graham||Win||KO2|
|10||Mar 4, 1957||19||Walter Hafer||Win||KO3|
|9||Jan 14, 1957||19||Sid Russell||Win||KO1|
|8||Nov 19, 1956||19||Bob Biehler||Win||UD|
|7||Oct 22, 1956||19||Howard King||Loss||SD|
|6||Sep 10, 1956||18||Joe Evans||Win||KO1|
|5||Jun 11, 1956||18||John Arthur||Win||UD|
|4||Apr 23, 1956||18||Ed McGee||Win||KO1|
|3||Apr 23, 1956||18||Ross Gregory||Win||KO1|
|2||Apr 23, 1956||18||Jim Leonard||Win||KO2|
|1||Apr 23, 1956||18||Gordon Baldwin||Win||TKO2|
George Chuvalo's professional boxing career spanned more than 22 years — from 1956 to 1978.
Chuvalo made his debut against Gordon Baldwin at the age of 18 on April 23, 1956, defeating Baldwin via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 5 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 4 wins via stoppage.
Chuvalo had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on November 1, 1965 after 44 professional fights, against Ernie Terrell for the WBA title. He lost to Terrell via 15 round unanimous decision.
Some of Chuvalo's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Tommy Burns, Willi Besmanoff, Yvon Durelle, Levi Forte, Willie McCormick, Charlie Boston, Tony Ventura, and Jim Christopher.
George Chuvalo had a total of 18 losses in his professional boxing career — two of them in title bouts and 16 in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Howard King via 8 round split-decision on October 22, 1956. He has been stopped two times and lost 16 times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of George Chuvalo's losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against George Jerome on December 11, 1978. Chuvalo won the fight via 3rd round TKO. It's been 44 years, 1 month, and 27 days since this fight.
Chuvalo retired from professional boxing with a record of 73-18-2, which included 64 knockout wins and two losses via knockout.
Although George Chuvalo had a total of 93 fights, this fight against Muhammad Ali is the sole highlight of his career.
Ali was 24 years old with a record of 22-0. Ali was on a 22-fight win streak with 18 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 8 cms and also had a 18 cm reach advantage over Chuvalo.
Ali defeated Chuvalo via 15 round unanimous decision.
Some of Chuvalo's best wins were against Willi Besmanoff, Yvon Durelle, Levi Forte, Willie McCormick, Charlie Boston, Tony Ventura, and Jim Christopher. Despite the loss, his performance against Muhammad Ali is also among Chuvalo's best.
Chuvalo knocked out 64 of his 93 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 68.8%. Of his total 73 wins, 64 of them were via KO (87.7%).
Chuvalo had 18 losses. Jimmy Ellis, George Foreman, Buster Mathis, Joe Frazier, and Oscar Bonavena are some of the boxers who have beaten Chuvalo.