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Ezzard Charles

Boxer

Died when: 53 years 325 days (646 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Ezzard Charles

Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 – May 28, 1975), known as the Cincinnati Cobra, was an American professional boxer and World Heavyweight Champion.

Known for his slick defense and precision, he is often considered the greatest light heavyweight boxer of all time.As of May 2021, BoxRec ranks Charles as the second greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound, behind Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Charles defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes.Charles retired with a record of 95 wins, 25 losses and 1 draw.

He was posthumously inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1990.


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