Regular price $165.00

On August 8, 1961 at Delormier Stadium in Montreal Canadian Heavyweight champion George Chuvalo defended his title against Bob Cleroux. Cleroux won a close, split 12 round decision and the title. "Hometowner Bob Cleroux, pitting his drive and roundhouse swings against the more polished attack of defending champ George Chuvalo, stripped the Toronto battler of the Canadian heavyweight title Tuesday night with a 12 round decision. There were no knockdowns but twice Cleroux wrapped his arm around Chuvalo and hurled him to the canvas. Referee Nick Nichile repeatedly warned both boxers against illegal tactics. But he took no points away. Nichile had a tough evening. The two clinched after virtually every exchange. He warned both for butting and hitting after the break. Chuvalo was called at least five times for wrapping his right arm around Cleroux' head and banging away to the back of the head with the left. The two fighters were virtually unmarked at the end although there was a slight trickle of blood from a cut on Chuvalo's left ear." -Canadian Press. Unofficial CP scorecard - 57-56 Cleroux. Offered here is a scarce, original, official program for this event.
This is an original, 4 page, official program which pictures both fighters and includes a full bout listing. Tight binding. Clean inside and out. Not torn. Has a center crease. 6" x 9."

Size: 6 x 9

Condition: very good