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George Chuvalo

GEORGE Chuvalo is the longest reigning champion in Canadian boxing history. After teaching himself the basics, he turned pro as an eighteen-year-old in 1956 and over the next twenty-three years fought some of the sport’s greatest names. After retiring from the ring in 1979, Chuvalo has had to come to terms with a series of crushing body blows. His youngest son, a heroin addict, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two others died from heroin overdoses. In between, his first wife, overcome with grief, took her own life. Yet Chuvalo has stoically fought back. He formed his Fight Against Drugs foundation in 1996 and has spent the last seventeen years travelling across Canada and parts of the United States, talking to tens of thousands of students and young adults about what happened to his family.

WEB: fightagainstdrugs.ca

MURRAY GREIG launched his career in journalism in 1976 and in 1983 began a long association with Sun Media that has included stints as an editor and columnist in Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton, where he is currently based. In 2003–2004, Greig spent thirteen months in Beijing as the lead sports columnist for China Daily. He is the author of five previous books.

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A Fighter's Life - The Story Of Boxing's Last Gladiator
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