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George Chuvalo
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George Chuvalo
Chuvalo's skull absorbed a right from Muhammad Ali (a.k.a. Cassius Clay) on SI's April 11, 1966, cover. "I took a lot of heat for supposedly throwing low blows in that bout, but look at how high Ali wore his cup," says Chuvalo, who lost that 15-rounder by decision and now, at age 68, lectures throughout Canada on the dangers of using illegal drugs. "I felt like Elmer Fudd did when he fought Bugs Bunny and Bugs kept from getting hit by wearing his trunks up to his ears."
Text: Franz Lidz
Photo: Tony Trilio/SI; K.C. Armstrong/SI