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Renowned boxing bell brings back good memories for George Chuvalo

TORONTO — The Canadian Press

Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

George Chuvalo is already in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And now so is the bell he answered 15 times against Muhammad Ali some 48 years ago at Maple Leaf Gardens. The 77-year-old Chuvalo rang the bell himself Wednesday as it was shown off at a news conference at Mattamy Athletic Centre, site of the old Gardens, honouring the 2014 inductees to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. A smiling Chuvalo, a Hall of Famer himself since 1990, gave a thumbs-up and then shadow-boxed after hearing the familiar sound.

“I get reminded of it just about every day of the week,” the former Canadian heavyweight champion said of his first fight with Ali on March 29, 1966.

“I didn’t win the fight. But it was a tough battle,” he added.......

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