By George Chuvalo with Murray Greig

Chuvalo A Fighter's LifeGEORGE CHUVALO was the reigning Canadian heavyweight boxing champion for 21 years, from 1958 until 1979. Ranked among the world’s top 10 boxers for much of his career, Chuvalo faced many of the best fighters of this century: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Floyd Patterson, Ernie Terell, Joe Frazier, Jerry Quarry and many others. He is a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and in 1997 he was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles.  Today, Chuvalo speaks to students, parents and other groups about how drugs devastated his family. He lives north of Toronto with his wife, Joanne.

MURRAY GREIG launched his career in journalism in 1976 and in 1983 began a long association with Sun Media that included stints as an editor and columnist in Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton, where he is currently based. Greig has also lived and worked in Beijing as a sports columnist for China Daily. He is the author of five previous books.


“He’s the nicest, toughest guy I’ve ever met. He’s got a heart of gold–all he cares about is other people.”

— Mike Holmes

‘A lot of us have faced personal challenges through the course of our lives. I’ve certainly had my share. But George Chuvalo has truly shown what a battler he is. Losing a wife and three sons is not something anyone should have to go through.”

–Derek Sanderson

 “George Chuvalo is a strong man…How one man stood toe to toe with the greatest heavyweights of his era and survived such deep personal loss is truly astonishing. We can all learn from his inspirational story. You can’t help but cheer George Chuvalo.”

–Robert Herjavec

Available via  – Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Harper (July 1, 2014)