Today is the 50th anniversary of an fight that made boxing history. George Chuvalo, who raised his family in Mount Dennis, fought Muhammad Ali to a 15-round decision on March 29, 1966. Ali was in his prime; Chuvalo took the fight on 17 days notice.
After the fight at Maple Leaf Gardens, Ali went to the hospital. Chuvalo went out dancing with his wife. Ali said Chuvalo was the toughest guy he ever fought.