WALCOTT, JERSEY JOE-EZZARD CHARLES III ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH (1951)
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HISTORY: On July 18, 1951 at Forbes Field in Pittsburg world heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles defended his title against an old foe, Jersey Joe Walcott. These two had fought twice previously with Charles coming out on top. In this fight Walcott reversed the previous trends knocking out Charles in the 7th round. This was the first World Heavyweight Championship fight to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A crowd of 28,272 produced a gross gate of $245,000. Walcott was a 9-1 underdog. This was Walcott's fifth attempt to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Walcott put Charles down for the count with a left hook to the jaw in round seven. The Associated Press had Walcott ahead 4-2 at the time of the knockout. At the age of 37, Walcott became the oldest boxer ever to win the World Heavyweight Championship. The record was broken 43 years later when 45-year-old George Foreman scored a 10th-round knockout of Michael Moorer to win the title. The fight was named 1951 Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine. Offered here is an original, first generation photograph which depicts the two fighters squaring off at the weigh in before the bout.
FULL DESCRIPTION: This is an original, first generation photograph. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. 8" x 9 3/4."
Size: 8 x 9 3/4