View Full Version : Oscar Bonavena vs George Chuvalo


TheGreatA
11-03-2009, 11:11 AM
Did Chuvalo get knocked down? Was it more of a push than a punch? Here's the footage:

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Southpaw Stinger
11-03-2009, 11:25 AM
I'd say it was more of a push. There were punches landed before, but Chuvalo was moving forward stumbled a bit on his legs and Bonavena threw out the arms and pushed Chuvalo back.

TheGreatA
11-03-2009, 11:29 AM
I'd say it was more of a push. There were punches landed before, but Chuvalo was moving forward stumbled a bit on his legs and Bonavena threw out the arms and pushed Chuvalo back.

Agreed. Reminds me of LaMotta's only knockdown against Danny Nardico, except LaMotta was more hurt but he was obviously pushed down as well.

The punches along with the push had Chuvalo touch the canvas but I wouldn't say this should tarnish Chuvalo's record of having never been knocked down.

Southpaw Stinger
11-03-2009, 11:29 AM
In part 2 though, looked like the ropes kept him up. But he did seem to stumble over his own legs again.

TheGreatA
11-03-2009, 11:32 AM
In part 2 though, looked like the ropes kept him up. But he did seem to stumble over his own legs again.

It would be easier to determine with today's use of camera angles.

Chuvalo seemed to take harder punches in the fight than that but he unquestionably touched the canvas once and had the ropes keep him up another time when punched/pushed.

klompton
11-03-2009, 11:44 AM
there should have been two knockdowns scored in the fight. one was questionable but one was definately a knockdown and should have been scored as such.

sonnyboyx2
11-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Chuvalo & Bonavena are both in tremendous physical condition.. i think it was a slip but Oscar acted like he had hurt Chuvalo

mrboxer
11-03-2009, 12:01 PM
he got hit with a good punch but when he threw a punch he lunged at oscar which put him of balance,and caused him to lose his footing for a split second but he did not hit the canvas he landed on the bottom rope,which is not by any means or in any shape or form even close to being a knockdown:boxing: