Ezzard Charles vs. Jersey Joe Walcott (3rd meeting)

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Charles goes down in round seven

1951-07-18 : Ezzard Charles 182 lbs lost to Jersey Joe Walcott 194 lbs by KO at 0:55 in round 7 of 15

  • World Heavyweight Championship (Charles defending)
  • Photo #2

Notes

  • 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 knocked out Michael Moorer to win the title.
  • The fight was named 1951 Fight of the Year by The Ring Magazine.

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