1972 Muhammad Ali exhibition on-site program - also Chuvalo v Chase
A eight-page on-site exhibition program from January 28, 1972 in Vancouver, Canada. The program is for two exhibition matches that Muhammad Ali fought against Alonzo Johnson and Jeff Merritt - both bouts were five rounders. Ali had fought Johnson in his eighth professional fight in 1961. The main event that evening was Clyde Gray defending his Canadian Welterweight title vs Lonnie States winning by a 4th round knock out. George Chuvalo also defended his Canadian Heavyweight title by knocking out Charlie Chase in the sixth round. Chuvalo had challenged Ali for his title in 1966, losing a unanimous decision after fifteen rounds. On May 1, 1972 he and Ali would meet again, this time Chuvalo losing on points after twelve rounds. The program presents in excellent, clean condition.