George Chuvalo visit to Pine River George Chuvalo spent time with the students on March 17th.  George was the reigning Canadian Heavyweight Boxing Champion for 21 years, from 1958 until 1979. During his career George faced many of the best fighters of this century, including Muhammad Ali.  After his retirement in 1979 Chuvalo began his acting and activist careers. Chuvalo lost 3 sons and a wife as a result of substance abuse. Today, he speaks to groups about drugs and how they have impacted his life.  Chuvalo’s achievements are commemorated in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the World Boxing Hall of Fame, the Order of Canada, and on Canada’s Walk of Fame.