semi-interesting story of the canadian boxer who went 15 rounds with ali early in his career. it doesn’t have the built-in drama and storytelling that “when we were kings” has, but it does show ali at another time and it also gives equal weight to the challenger. the film characterizes chuvalo as a formidable force and one a good boxing fan should be aware of. he fought for several years and never once hit the mat. in seeing the fight between him and ali it was clear to me that he had more natural stamina than anything else. he lacked true boxing skills and quickness, but was able to take all of ali’s best shots, which is pretty amazing in itself.