Ezzard Charles

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Cincinnati is getting a statue of boxing legend Ezzard Charles

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Cobra will be enshrined in the Queen City. Ezzard Charles was a professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion from 1949 to 1951. A longtime Cincinnatian, Charles was also an entrepreneur, musician, multi-linguist and a good-will ambassador to the West End community. He will now be enshrined...
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From the Video Vault: Ezzard Charles at the Cincinnati Gardens

Ezzard Charles was arguably the greatest athlete the city of Cincinnati has ever produced. “The Cincinnati Cobra,” as he was nicknamed, held the heavyweight boxing championship for more than two years (1949-1951). In the course of his 119 fight boxing career, he defeated the likes of Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Archie Moore.
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