This Day in Boxing History – Ezzard Charles defeats Archie Moore

Seventy years ago today (January 13, 1948), Ezzard Charles defeats Archie Moore in their epic trilogy in a non-title bout. Charles bested Moore in their prior non-title meetings even decking the ageless wonder in both contests. It is difficult these days to match two talented boxers in their prime but not so in the 1940’s, especially among black fighters. Fight three was arguably...
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January 11, 2018

“Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life,” Reviewed

George Foreman reputedly once said, “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is the less people appreciate it.” While that’s true in many cases, there are degrees to it. Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” is almost universally regarded as the great jazz album of all time, much as Joe Louis is regarded by many as the greatest heavyweight of all time. In either case, you don’t need a PhD to appreciate...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Ezzard Charles Gets Payback, Folds Lloyd Marshall

It’s often easy to peruse the ledger of great or even just well known fighters and highlight clear turning points in their careers. Quite commonly, the pivotal moments or occurrences are outside of the ring, or obvious. Mike Tyson’s prison stint altered his career in a huge way, Marco Antonio Barrera saw a stylistic shift and boost in evolution against “Prince” Naseem Hamed, and...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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