Ezzard Charles vs. Gus Lesnevich

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Charles lands a right against Lesnevich.

Ezzard Charles 178 lbs beat Gus Lesnevich 182 lbs by RTD in round 7 of 15

  • Date: 1949-08-10
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
  • Referee: Ruby Goldstein


  • A crowd of 16,630 produced a gross gate of $75,832.
  • Radio rights were $17,500.
  • Lesnevich's corner refused to let him come out for the eighth round.
  • United Press reported: "Lesnevich, former world light heavyweight champion, could scarcely see out of either eye, and he was bleeding from gashes above and below his right eye and from a gash on his left cheek at the end of the seventh round."
  • The Associated Press reported: "Most everybody, including the judges, had Charles out front 6-1 in rounds at the end."