He’s well-known in the boxing world–a 1960s icon and a Canadian sports legend.
George Chuvalo’s record in the ring includes bouts against some of the greatest fighters ever. He fought 93 times with 64 knock outs. He’s not a guy you want mad at you–even now.
Yet Chuvalo’s former trainer, Irv Ungerman has drawn the ire of the former heavyweight contender by selling some of Chuvalo’s boxing gloves and other memorabilia.
Ungerman hung on to much of the fight-worn material until he decided to sell it off. Now in his 80s, Ungerman wasn’t looking for a fight when he made a deal with Elite Sports Marketing.
He’s getting one anyway.
Chuvalo says the two had a verbal agreement that if and when the memorabilia was sold, the proceeds would be split between the two.
Ungerman says Chuvalo never cared anything about his old stuff, until he realized how much it was worth.
“George never kept a thing,” he says. “He never wanted anything after a fight. So, I’d mark the gloves and keep them.”
The one-time partners are sniping at each other in the Toronto Sun.