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Ezzard Charles


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

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

Known for his slick defense and precision, he is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time by boxing critics and is often known as the greatest light heavyweight boxer of all time.

As of April 2021, BoxRec ranks Charles as the greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound, with 1,988 points.He is also the first fighter to have surpassed 1,000 points in BoxRec ratings at the conclusion of a year.

Charles has won 20 fights rated by BoxRec as 5-Star, including eight at heavyweight.Charles defeated numerous Hall of Fame fighters in three different weight classes.

Charles won more fights than any other heavyweight champion in boxing history, having retired with a record of 95 wins, 25 losses and 1 draw.

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